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Manipulating the Conduct of Beneficiaries With Conditional Gifts
This article explores conditional gifts and focuses on how to increase the likelihood that the court will enforce the conditions. The author discusses forces acting against conditional gifts, the types of conditions which ...
Updated Primer on Lady Bird Deeds
This article discusses why one would use a Lady Bird deed (enhanced life estate deeds) and what other alternatives exist. Concerns surrounding the use of Lady Bird deeds are also addressed.
How to Conduct an Illinois Will Execution
This article provides steps to conduct a proper Illinois will execution ceremony that will protect against later contests and disputes.
A quick overview of some of the 2011 Texas probate law court cases.
West’s Texas Forms: Administration of Decedents’ Estates and Guardianships
Probate can be complicated, and having access to a resource containing probate forms can make the probate process more straightforward. This book contains forms for estate administration and guardianship matters.
How to Conduct a Texas Will Execution
This article suggests the proper steps and format for a Texas will execution ceremony which can help prevent future will contests.
Estate Planning for Pet Owners
The textual content of PowerPoint slides used at an ALI CLE presentation on estate planning for pet owners.
Staying Out of Trouble
(Estate Planning Studies, 2012-04)
This article provides advice for estate planners wanting to avoid malpractice liability exposure, potential acts of malpractice, and potential unethical conduct. The author offers methods which attorneys may use to detect ...
Preparing a Will for a Client with Communication Challenges
(Illinois State Bar Association, 2012-04)
When preparing wills for clients, attorneys must determine whether a client has a communication challenge and then proceed in such a way so that the communication challenge will not negatively affect the will’s validity. ...
The Role of Legal Assistants in the Estate Planning Practice
(Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, 2012-01)
This article discusses the role legal assistants play in the estate planning practice and includes reasons to use paralegals, the regulation of the paralegal profession, the proper and improper uses of legal assistants, ...