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Your parents built up their estate through hard work, dedication, smarts and a little bit of luck. Upon their deaths, they likely wanted you and your siblings to benefit from their tidy estate that may include heirlooms such as your great-grandmother’s dresser from the old country, plenty of investments such as stocks and retirement accounts, property and cash.
Stepmothers face numerous hurdles when becoming part of a blended family and blended families are particularly susceptible to tension and family disputes. Estate disputes between stepmothers and stepchildren are a common occurrence.
When contesting a will, you must have valid grounds. Challenging a will can be problematic because the testator, the author of the will, cannot defend or rationalize their wishes. The court system tends to stick to the testator’s wishes as outlined in the will unless the challenger can prove valid grounds for the will to be contested.
An appointment as a trustee is more than just a compliment, it is a big responsibility. Responsibilities inherent to this position include the management of the assets held within the trust and distribution of the assets as detailed by the trust documents.
We have talked about inheritance theft or inheritance “hijacking” before. But many people are unsure as to what exactly constitutes theft when it comes to an inheritance.
When you are a landlord you have a tough job. You work to make a living. The work you do is also extremely important to your tenants. You provide them when a home. Their living situation is co-dependent on your success. It is a job that takes a lot of thought, time, patience and commitment. You expect your tenants to follow the rules. You look for people that will treat you and the property with respect. Tenants count on you to do the same.