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Monthly Archives: March 2020

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Undue Influence Does Not Always Involve a New Friend or Spouse Manipulating a Vulnerable Elderly Person

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Undue influence is a common reason for family members to contest wills during probate. The stereotypical undue influence case is when a new friend or love interest quickly forms a close relationship with an elderly person who is vulnerable because of ill health or the recent loss of a spouse. The undue influencer convinces… Read More »

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If You Sell an Inherited Real Estate Property While the Estate Is Still in Probate, You Must Notify the Court

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Your family member may have named you as the personal representative of their estate because of a professional qualification of yours. Perhaps you have worked as a tax preparer, insurance agent, financial adviser, or some other occupation where you are used to dealing with financial and legal paperwork. You might have a natural gift… Read More »

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When Your Children Don’t Want to Inherit Your Personal Items: An Estate Planning Guide to Decluttering

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

In the field of estate planning law, there is much talk of reducing the value of your probate assets, and therefore reducing the estate taxes, by giving your heirs part of their inheritance while you are alive. Ways to do this include transferring assets to a trust, transferring the title of a house to… Read More »

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Court Sides with DC Waterfront Developer in Dispute with Insurance Company

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The waterfront area of Southwest DC is just one of the areas in the district that has recently transformed into a trendy, upscale place for DC residents and visitors to the area to socialize. The project to develop the waterfront required great investments of time and money, as commuters who witnessed the long-standing presence… Read More »

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