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Probate Litigation: Understanding Its Implications and Finding Legal Assistance 

In Estate & Probate by Gage AndersonLeave a Comment

Probate is an essential process where the court proves the validity of a will and authorizes the distribution of a deceased person’s assets to their close family members and other beneficiaries. The process gives a legal confirmation of the executor’s authority and the ownership of the assets before they can be passed to the beneficiaries. In most cases, the probate …

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Challenging a Will – When and How to Do It

In Estate & Probate by Larry DonahueLeave a Comment

Understanding the process of contesting a will can be challenging. When should you consider contesting a will? What are the grounds for contesting a will? And how do you go about challenging a will once you have decided to do so? Here, we’ll break down each step of the process so that you can make an informed decision when it …

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BLSW Tops Expertise.com’s List of Litigators

In Break-ups & Partnership Disputes, Business Transactions, Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, Estate & Probate, Expungement of a Criminal Record, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Lawsuits, Partnerships by Kristy DonahueLeave a Comment

A Ranking in Professionalism, A+ Ranking in Reputation Once again, Business Law Southwest has been recognized by Expertise.com for their outstanding New Mexico Litigation Team ! Expertise’s Selection Criteria: Availability-Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored. Qualifications-Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards. Reputation-A history of delighted customers and outstanding service. Experience-Masters of their craft, based on …

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The Tom Petty Estate: When best laid plans are not specific enough.

In Business Tips, Estate & Probate by Larry DonahueLeave a Comment

Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose on October 2, 2017.  While his death was shocking and sudden, the artist had taken the time prior to the tragedy to participate in some estate planning.  Per his wishes, his wife of 16 years, Dana York Petty, became the “directing trustee” of the Tom Petty Estate.   His daughters Annakim Violette and Adria …

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The Family Business Succession Plan

In Break-ups & Partnership Disputes, Business Tips, Estate & Probate, Partnerships by Larry DonahueLeave a Comment

Family owned business can be tough; especially since family is forever and a business lasts as long as the front doors can stay open.  A family business can never be truly free of passion, so it is important to understand the importance of utilizing consultants from outside of the family in conjunction with a Trust and Estate planning team to …

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Terminating Leases Early

In Business Tips, Dispute Resolution, Estate & Probate by Kameron KramerLeave a Comment

Common questions that arise when clients inherit or purchase rental properties/commercial real estate often center around the leases associated with the property.  I came across one such question the other day that had to do with a client who had inherited an apartment complex and wanted to terminate the leases as quickly as possible in order to sell the property …