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Averting disputes over inheritance

Unequal inheritances may ignite family squabbles, especially those involving deathbed disinheritance, reports PAUL SULLIVAN

Mr McManus: A lawyer in New York who represented Kate and her siblings, he said that like many cases contesting wills, Kate's case was not clear-cut. - PHOTO: CHESTER HIGGINS JR/THE NEW YORK TIMES

[NEW YORK] KATE's father died when she was in college, but she stayed close to his side of the family. Although she moved to North Carolina after graduation, she and her three siblings returned to New Jersey a couple of times a year to visit her grandmother, aunts and cousins. She called her