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State agents continue Mahoning probate court probe (OH)

The state auditor’s office is conducting a special audit of the Mahoning County Probate Court, a spokeswoman for State Auditor Dave Yost has confirmed. “We do have a special audit of the probate court, but we can’t really speak to specifics about an audit while it’s ongoing,” said Carrie Bartunek, Yost’s press secretary. Bartunek declined Keep Reading…

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Real awareness for this National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Once again we’re here at National Estate Planning Awareness Week (Oct. 19 – 25). In conjunction with this time, the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law section of the American Bar Association is offering a free webinar, Estate Planning: How to Get Going and Why Not to Do It Yourself, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Keep Reading…

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Rickhoff’s extended vacation on the probate court (TX)

Bexar County Probate Court Judge Tom Rickhoff is taking 65 days off from work at the courthouse this year, according to a docket calendar kept by Rickhoff’s staff. Rickhoff’s list of courthouse absences includes eight weeks of vacation time, 16 isolated days in which he has been out of the office, and various trips to Keep Reading…

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Legal fees cost grandparents looking after grandchildren life savings: inquiry (TAS)

Seniors in Tasmania raising their grandchildren are spending their life savings in order to gain legal guardianship of the children, a Senate inquiry has been told. Mission Australia’s Noel Mundy told the hearing that many grandparents were paying thousands of dollars to become legal guardians so they could access financial support. The inquiry, which has Keep Reading…

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Fired probate court administrator’s lawsuit can continue in circuit court (MI)

The estate of the fired administrator of Macomb County Probate Court can continue its Whistleblower Protection Act claims against the court and two judges, the state Court of Appeals ruled this week. The Court of Appeals reversed a Macomb County judge by saying that enough “disputed questions of facts exist” to debate whether the late Keep Reading…

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