John Lewandowski

November 24, 2020
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Common Penalties for Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Fiduciary duty is the legal term for when one party must act on behalf of another. They are trusted with the oversight of property or funds. There are many fiduciary duty examples, including a lawyer and client, a trustee and a beneficiary, a corporate board member […]
November 18, 2020
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What Is Intestate Succession?

Intestate Succession Defined If you die without a will, what happens to your assets? Who decides where they go or what happens to them? Does your family have any control over these things? When a person dies without a legal will, their estate can be passed […]
November 8, 2020
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How Can I Legally Contest a Will?

After someone passes on, their estate often has to go through probate to handle the details of disbursement of property or other inheritances and to handle the requirements laid out in a will, should one exist. Probate is a fairly standard process, and, in many cases, […]
November 1, 2020
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Everything You Need to Know About Revocable Trusts

No one looks forward to the task of estate planning. That said, as one gets older and accumulates more assets, it becomes a bit of a necessity. You want to make sure that your survivors are taken care of and that your assets are distributed as […]
October 28, 2020
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Can Nieces & Nephews Contest a Will?

It’s always difficult when an aunt or uncle passes away, especially if it occurs unexpectedly. When you’ve had time to sit and think, you may have questions about what comes next. When you have a close relationship outside of the immediate family, like with an aunt […]
October 20, 2020
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How to Handle Denied Life Insurance Claims

When a family purchases a life insurance policy, they do so under the assumption that the policy will pay out as promised in the event of an untimely death. Yet these policies often have many loopholes that companies will try to use to get out of […]
October 15, 2020
Power of Attorney Abuse

Power of Attorney Abuse… What You Need to Know

POA Abuse If you’ve granted someone Power of Attorney, the last thing you’re likely thinking is that the person you trusted would abuse power bestowed upon them. You’ve likely put thought into who you would trust to make decisions on your behalf should you become incapable […]
October 14, 2020
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Siblings Contesting a Trust… What You Need To Know

There are few things as stressful as the passing of one’s parent or another close relative. Not only does one have to experience the loss of a loved one, but frequently the stress can bring out the unpleasant sides of some people, and issues such as […]
October 12, 2020
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What is a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

Fiduciary duty is a great responsibility and can be considered one of the most effective forms of trust a person or organization can place in another. On occasion, situations arise in which that trust is broken. When that happens, it’s good to know you have options […]