In previous posts on this blog, we have discussed numerous ways that a person might prevent fights among family members during probate by having a clear, enforceable estate plan in place.
Buying a home is no small event, and both buyers and sellers have every reason to be diligent and cautious when it comes to finalizing a deal. Not surprisingly, this can lead to disputes when parties do not agree on issues that arise.
Creating a will is an important step every person can take to protect their assets and document their wishes for distribution. However, too many people make the mistake of thinking that a will is all they need for a solid estate plan.
Naming the executor of an estate, or personal representative, is not a decision people should make lightly. This role comes with considerable responsibility and legal obligations, and it is not unusual for this person to be at odds with the other people affected by an estate plan.