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There’s great pride in passing a family home from one generation to the next. Sometimes, this allows relatives to remain in close contact under one roof and ensures attentive care to the elders and the children. But it can create a lot of conflict, too. When a property passes from one generation to the next,

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Part of the job of estate planning is thinking through the different ways the future might work out — who will survive whom, whether a beneficiary will be a minor or an adult at the time she receives the bequest. It’s important to take a range of possibilities into account. For this reason, I have

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I’m accustomed to the challenges of being an estate lawyer. But I’m not accustomed to the challenges of bring a client! Rewriting my own will after a long time, I was surprised at some of the issues I encountered. For one, I found that some of the people who I would most want to name

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1.) Don’t put it off. Misfortune can happen at any time, and it’s much better to have your wishes stated in an actionable legal form than not to. 2.) Don’t get lost in the weeds. There can be a lot of issues and decisions involved in writing your will and other documents. But if you focus too

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