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When Does Your Family Member Need Guardianship?

Suppose you have a 17-year-old child with a developmental or cognitive disability. Do you need guardianship before they turn 18? Is it OK to wait, or to forego guardianship altogether? First: what is guardianship? While your children are minors, you have the authority to make medical and placement decisions for them (we’re ignoring the possibility …

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Disinherited Step-Grandson Lacks Standing to Challenge Codicil

Will challenges are far less common than most people think. One reason: few people have any basis on which to challenge a will, even if they feel aggrieved. In legal terms, most potential challengers simply lack any “standing” to contest a will. A recent Texas case illustrates the concept nicely. Lucy Lee’s will and codicils …

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