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Anticipate and Resolve Conflicts and Challenges in Probate
Are you prepared for every contingency that impatient beneficiaries and absent-minded PRs can throw your way? Do you know how to handle an estate when the creditors are banging on the decedent's door? We've compiled this little shop of probate horrors for you to learn from others' mistakes before you stumble into them. Whether you're new to the area of probate law or have practiced it for years, you will find this "walkthrough of errors" useful. Don't get caught unprepared - register today!
Gain practical strategies for completing probate when the personal representative fails.
Identify and locate rightful heirs and beneficiaries in the toughest of cases.
Understand the financial hurdles and tax consequences of the decedents' actions on probate.
Explore common grounds for probate litigation to prevent such disputes from the start.
Hear the worst of the probate horror stories and prepare for anything this practice might spring on you.
Personal Representative Challenges 9:00 - 10:00, Darl C. Gleed
Having a PR Appointed When There's No Will
Multiple or Co-PRs
Out of State PR
Controlling the Wayward PR
Disability of a PR or Other Fiduciary
Dealing with Theft or Mismanagement
Disputes Between Beneficiaries and PRs
Rightful Heirs or Beneficiary Troubles 10:15 - 11:15, Darl C. Gleed
How to Handle Family Controversies
Common Law Marriage Issues
Equitable Adoption Claims
Finding Missing Heirs
Determining Heirs in Tardy Probate
Possible Liability Problems 11:15 - 12:15, Summer G. Shelverton
Statutes of Limitations
Creditors' Claims; Negotiating with Creditors
Selling Property to Pay Claims
Incarcerated Heirs or Beneficiaries
Financial and Tax Hurdles 1:15 - 2:15, Alan R. Yukitomo
Problems with Bookkeeping and Accounting
Problems with Taxes (What, When and How to File)
Problems with Elections and Non-Probate Assets (IRA Distributions and Their Tax Consequences)
Open or Contingent Claims by or Against Estate
Business Interests of the Decedent (Particularly Failing Business Interests)
Finding Real Estate, Bank Accounts, Life Insurance, Intangibles, Etc.
Tax Claims and Liens
The Insolvent Estate
Probate Litigation 2:30 - 3:30, Kenn N. Kojima
Procedural Rules in Probate
Mediation in Probate
Closing Estates: Overcoming Difficulties and Delays 3:30 - 4:30, Summer G. Shelverton
Informal Closing by Statement of Personal Representative