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Beavers to lead committee on judicial reform (TN)

It’s good news to hear that Tennessee Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, was appointed to lead a committee on judicial reform.  With the questionable acts this site has reported on in Nashville’s probate court, we know that judicial reform is indeed needed – in Tennessee, but also in plenty of other states including our home Keep Reading…

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Contrived probate disputes unlikely topic in “proper estate planning” discussions

Call us jaded, but suggestions of how to avoid “unforeseen” estate issues never seem to take into account the real ugliness at work in today’s world whereby individuals – both inside and outside the legal profession – often contrive probate disputes.  All the “proper estate planning” in the world can’t stop an estate from being Keep Reading…

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Judge tosses judgment in Springfield man’s death (MO)

This is one of those cases in which you really have to wonder about the back channel activities leading to a judge voiding a seemingly legitimate (and not seemingly excessive) jury assessed judgment in the murder of this probate attorney: SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The ex-wife of a prominent southwest Missouri attorney and book collector Keep Reading…

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Deregulate the legal profession?

Take a look at this post from Tim Lynch at the Cato Institute: Lawyers and Their Licenses Posted by Tim Lynch What do the New York Times, the Brookings Institution, and the Cato Institute have in common?  Turns out we agree on deregulating the legal profession. From a Times editorial:  “Another step is to allow Keep Reading…

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Legal industry protectionism a frequent component in probate abuse

It’s interesting how stories that we post on Estate of Denial® sometimes run in cycles.  Earlier this summer, stories about specific estate abuse cases were numerous.  Lately, public corruption has been the source of much content. As Estate of Denial® starts our fifth year of operation, it’s interesting to think back over the evolution of Keep Reading…

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