Intestacy: Inheritance Disputes

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How to Avoid Inheritance Disputes When You Pass Away Without a Will

When you pass away without a will, your family may not only face the stress of dealing with your passing, but also a host of problems, including inheritance disputes. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to avoid or minimize these complications.

The Executor of an Estate

One simple step you can take is to name a child as the executor of your estate. This choice is acceptable but be sure to have a reason for it. The reason can be anything from a legal background to living near the executor.

No Contest

Another simple step you can take is to include a “no contest” clause in your will. This is a legal provision that states that anyone who contests the will will forfeit their share of the estate. Having this in place can help prevent squabbling during the probate process.


A surprising number of inheritance disputes are based on resentment and pride. Siblings often fight over their inheritance because they feel deprived or unworthy.

One of the most effective ways to minimize these conflicts is to provide clear communication. If you are giving your adult children money, be sure to specify if it’s a loan and what the repayment conditions are.


Another good way to minimize disagreements is to give your offspring a nudge to get a will in place. This will help you avoid messy probate and make sure that your wishes are followed.

Leaving a family farm or other sentimental items out of your will is not a good idea. You should explain why you’re leaving these things out to reduce the chance of future disputes.

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Sandy, Utah

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sandy City Hall in September, 2009

Sandy City Hall in September, 2009
Location in Salt Lake County and the state of Utah.

Location in Salt Lake County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 40°34′21″N 111°51′35″WCoordinates40°34′21″N 111°51′35″W
Country United States
State Utah
County Salt Lake
Founded 1871
Incorporated 1893

 • Mayor Monica Zoltanski[1]

 • Total 24.16 sq mi (62.58 km2)
 • Land 24.15 sq mi (62.55 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)

4,450 ft (1,356 m)

 • Total 96,904
 • Estimate 

 • Density 3,990.73/sq mi (1,540.84/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
84070, 84090-84094
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-67440[4]

Sandy is a city in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, located in Salt Lake CountyUtah, United States. The population of Sandy was 87,461 at the 2010 census,[5] making it the sixth-largest city in Utah. The population is currently estimated to be about 96,380 according to the July 1, 2019 United States Census estimates.[6]

Sandy is home to the Shops at South Town shopping mall; the Jordan Commons entertainment, office and dining complex; and the Mountain America Exposition Center. It is also the location of the soccer-specific America First Field (formerly known as Rio Tinto Stadium), which hosts Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals FC home games, and opened on October 8, 2008.

The city is currently developing a walkable and transit-oriented city center called The Cairns. A formal master plan was adopted in January 2017 to accommodate regional growth and outlines developments and related guidelines through the next 25 years, while dividing the city center into distinct villages. The plan emphasizes sustainable living, walkability, human-scaled architecture, environmentally-friendly design, and nature-inspired design while managing population growth and its related challenges.[7]

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