More than half of the people who die, leave this earth without a will. Even when they do the estate planning, squabbles, usually among the adult children, break out.

The Washington Post shared the story Family of former mayor Tony Williams in probate court over mother’s will.  They are fighting over stuff. They aren’t unusual.  In the past decade the probate court (that deals with distribution of assets for people that die*) has become one of D.C. Superior Court’s busiest divisions. They have nearly doubled the staffing to deal with the growing number of cases making it to probate court.

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