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November 2017 Archives

New Jersey estate litigation: Billions awarded in Max Hopper case

Max Hopper was an American Airlines executive who pioneered the company's reservation system. When he died unexpectedly in 2010, he left behind an estate worth over $19 million. Unfortunately, he did not have a will in place, so a bank was put in charge of managing the assets. His surviving family members have since pursued an estate litigation case due to the estate being mismanaged. New Jersey residents who believe that their loved one's estates are not being administered appropriately may do the same.

Estate litigation or mediation -- which will work for me?

Your loved one died, and now you have the difficult task of closing out his or her estate. In doing so, you may find that unexpected claims are filed against the estate, or problems with the will or trust documents may exist. In New Jersey and elsewhere, there are two ways to resolve problems with an estate: mediation or estate litigation. Which will work best for you?

Estate litigation and the misappropriation of assets

You lost a loved one. While going through the process of closing out his or her estate, you find that the executor is not handling the assets appropriately. Those in New Jersey who believe that misappropriation of assets is occurring can turn to estate litigation to resolve the matter.

Estate litigation: The battle over Prince's estate continues

Once again, the battle over the handling of Prince's estate has made the news. In New Jersey or elsewhere, when a loved one dies without a will, there are bound to be issues when it comes to administering the estate. Estate litigation is sometimes the only way to resolve conflicts that arise. Litigation certainly seems to be the theme in the Prince estate matter.