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Monthly Archives: January 2020

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Paterakis Estate Dispute Highlights the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

When a person dies, their estate goes through a judicial review process called probate, but the estate may not include everything the deceased person owned when they are alive. The main purpose of probate is to carry out the instructions in the deceased person’s will; if the person did not leave a will, then… Read More »

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Reopening an Estate in the District of Columbia

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Many people named as personal representatives of an estate feel some anxiety about the probate process, just because it is a legal process with which they do not have any experience. Once the estate settles and closes, they often feel a great sense of relief; later on, they might even enjoy comparing stories with… Read More »

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Courts Can Pierce the Corporate Veil to Make LLC Members Pay, but Only in Extreme Cases

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Most successful entrepreneurs have a series of failed business ventures in their past; trial and error are an essential part of the entrepreneurship process, and sometimes the process requires you to close an existing business entity and start over with a new one. If you are new to entrepreneurship, you might be surprised that… Read More »

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Widow of Maryland Novelist Sues Executor of Husband’s Will Over Estate Taxes

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The type of dispute over the estate of a deceased person that attracts the most media attention is the disputes between a wealthy man’s widow and his children from a previous marriage. The tabloid press and its successor, clickbait journalism, often play up the drama of the acrimonious relationship between a stepmother and stepchildren… Read More »

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