Mental Capacity To Make A Will

Posted in: Wills and Estates- Apr 23, 2018 Comments Off on Mental Capacity To Make A Will

Occasionally a person’s mental capacity to make a valid will is questioned. The testator (the person who made the will) may have been very old when they made it. Or perhaps they were losing their memory or had other cognitive difficulties associated with growing old. So when does a person have testamentary capacity, i.e. sufficient […]

You Can Fight A Will And Win

Posted in: Wills and Estates- Apr 16, 2018 Comments Off on You Can Fight A Will And Win

Have you been left out of a spouse’s or parent’s will? Do you feel you should have inherited more? Our court has a number of tools it can use to vary (change) a will if appropriate in a particular situation. Here’s a recent illustration. Eve (names changed), then unemployed, married Mark, a realtor, in 2002, […]

Can You Cut Your Child Out Of Your Will?

Posted in: Wills and Estates- Apr 13, 2018 Comments Off on Can You Cut Your Child Out Of Your Will?

You may feel hurt and disappointed, even angry by the way you’ve been treated by your children – to the point where you want to leave them little or nothing of your estate. Even if they’re adults and no longer dependent on you, that can be problematic. But it’s not impossible. Our wills, estates and […]

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