U.S. News & World Report Quotes John Skarbnik on Probate Disputes

John H. Skarbnik was quoted in U.S. News & World Report on how to avoid a lengthy probate process with family members.

John, who is of counsel at MARC, said in the Jan. 27, 2017 article that the best way around family friction is to explain intentions as specifically as possible in the will or side letters. One possibility, depending on the state, is to add a clause to the will that anyone who legally challenges it will lose his or her bequest.

Clarity is especially important as most family litigation is rooted in disputes that began in childhood, John said.

John concentrates on corporate, shareholder, tax, and trusts and estates law. He is a certified public accountant and a professor of taxation at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s master’s of science in taxation program.

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