Fishkind quoted in CNBC article on managing estate planning documents
Russell Fishkind, a partner in Saul Ewing’s Private Client Practice, is quoted in this CNBC article on managing estate planning documents. The article emphasizes the importance of securing and communicating the location of the original documents to ensure final wishes are carried out properly.
“Keeping them safe is vital. A court may not accept copies or digital files as a replacement for lost original wills, especially if someone is contesting the estate, said Russell in the article. “It becomes ‘he said-she said’ as to whether you intentionally destroyed the original, or it was accidentally misplaced.”
The article also offers suggestions on where to keep documents, what to do with outdated versions and who should receive copies.
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