Estate Litigation Blog

Felice Kirsh discusses the perils of finding heirs


by Robin Spurr, Published: October 03, 2018

Tags: beneficiaries,  estate litigation,  estate planning,  heirs,  inheritance,  intestacy

Read Felice Kirsh's article in Advocate Daily about identifying and tracking down beneficiaries.  You can find it here.

Probate and Privacy


by Rob Levesque, Published: August 25, 2018

Tags: beneficiaries,  estate trustee,  estates,  executor,  privacy,  probate

When you die, the person who you have appointed as your estate trustee will have to file an application for a certificate of appointment  -- commonly called "applying for probate" -- and in that application they will have to divulge the value of your estate, and the individuals whom you have chosen as your beneificiaries.  That application will be filed with the court and as such the information contained in it will be publicly available for anyone to access.  

Consider whether a passing of accounts is worth it


by Rob Levesque, Published: February 04, 2014

Tags: beneficiaries,  compensation,  estate trustees,  passing of accounts

Felice Kirsh was recently quoted in an article on AdvocateDaily.com. In "Consider whether a passing of accounts is worth it",  Ms Kirsh emphasizes that beneficiaries of an estate should take time to consider, from a monetary point of view, what’s at stake before insisting on a passing of accounts.  Continue reading here.

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