Most of use like to think that after we pass away our families will not get into petty disagreements over our estates. We want to believe that our families will all want to do what is in everyone’s best interests by getting the estate settled as quickly and easily as possible.
The problem is that it does not always work out that way, especially if you do not have an estate plan that gives your family guidance about what you want done with the estate. Your family can actually argue about more than just who gets what property. They might also choose to argue about who should be in charge of administering the estate. That happened recently to the rapper Nate Dogg when he passed away. His mother and wife wanted to be in charge of administering the estate. However, his children wanted to hire a professional estate administrator. His children have recently won this battle. It is too soon to know if there will be more battles over who gets what.
An estate plan is the single best way that you can prevent family fights over your estate. You determine who gets what and who is in charge of the process. Schedule an appointment with an estate planning attorney.
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