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Make sure that your estate plan clearly shows your wishes

In our previous blog post, we discussed the fact that more than a year after Robin Williams' death, his children and his widow are still fighting over some of his assets. It is pretty safe to assume that Williams never intended that to happen.

In fact, it seems as though Williams took all the steps necessary to stop that exact situation from occurring. It is vital for everyone to take some important points away from the Robin Williams' family situation.

Williams left some of the decisions about his estate to the trustees overseeing the trusts. His family's battle shows that you should spell out your wishes as concisely as possible.

If you are creating trusts, you should ensure that your trustees are people who you can trust and who will act on your behalf in the manner in which you would want them to act.

We know that thinking about all of the possible aspects of your estate plan can be daunting. We can help you to explore your options for making your wishes known in a manner that is clear and easy to understand. We know that you don't want your family to be involved in a court battle over your estate.

For some people, the lessons from Williams' estate battle might come too late. If you are involved in a court battle over your loved one's estate or feel that you have legal grounds to challenge aspects of the estate plan, we can help you explore the options that you have to challenge a will or launch a legal dispute.

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