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Writing a will under undue influence

Lea en español A court will not execute a will made under undue influence. A will is considered to be made under undue influence when the maker’s free will is overcome by a person in a position of power over him or her. In order for a court to invalidate a will on grounds of […]

Dying without a will

Lea en español Dying without a will is called dying “intestate.” Each state has a different way of handling your property when you die intestate. State intestacy laws distribute property in a uniform way based on blood relation. In most states, if you are married and die intestate, your spouse will get the majority of […]

How to Make a Will

Lea en español At a will signing, everyone should sit together and watch each other sign the will. The testator should sign first and then the witnesses. No one should leave the table until everyone has signed. If the will is more than one page, the testator should initial each page. Staple the will together […]

PROFILE: Lenard Leeds of Leeds, Morelli and Brown

by Anna Marie Macías Oct. 14, 2008 Convincing a court to overturn a will is a formidable job that rarely succeeds. However, it is a feat that attorney Lenard Leeds has tenaciously and skillfully accomplished more than once, each time making headlines and building a reputation as a tough litigator who helps both the rich […]

Wills, Trusts & Estates

Websites Wills & estates My State Will — Offers several interactive programs: an estate tax calculator, intestacy calculators (one for each state) and state law summaries. Also includes charts and facts, sample intestacy problems and more. Legal Research for Estate Planners — A comprehensive directory of estate planning links divided into six categories: general estate […]