Minimize Litigation Risks in Estate Plans

Minimize Litigation Risks in Estate Plans

A few words can make a big difference in avoiding family disputes

Careful drafting is the first line of defense against expensive family clashes over the interpretation of a trust or will. For every published case regarding litigation surrounding a provision in a trust document or will, there are many more disputes that are privately settled out of court. To illustrate what can go wrong, I’ve highlighted some published cases, as well as examples of private disputes. For the private disputes, I’ve omitted or altered identifying information to pro

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