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The Problems Associated with DIY Wills

In a will, you can stipulate who receives your assets and properties after you die, and the will is legally binding when properly filled out. Your will names a personal representative (executor) who will carry out your directives. In addition…

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The Basics of Probate

You can minimize or avoid probate entirely by working with an estate planning attorney. Probate proceedings are part of the public record and can be very time-consuming and expensive. However, in nearly every case, some probate is necessary, so it…

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Understanding Probate

Having a close relative die is one of life's most emotionally draining experiences. In addition to the emotional aspect of loss, there is the stress of handling the deceased person’s estate and affairs. This part can be especially overwhelming. The process…

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How to Navigate the Probate Process

Probate is the legal process that recognizes a will and appoints an executor to administer an estate and distribute it to the intended beneficiaries, according to the American Bar Association (ABA). Navigating the probate process will vary according to state law.…

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Managing the Risk of Probate Litigation

Probate litigation can be triggered by a variety of family circumstances. Two fundamental reasons still remain; disagreements over how to handle a mentally incapacitated relative or disagreements over how the estate should be divided after death. A dysfunctional family, a…

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If You Need Probate, Here’s How to Tell

Even though probate sounds expensive and complex, it is a legal procedure that formalizes how assets pass from descendants to chosen heirs or beneficiaries. According to your state laws, probate may be necessary depending on the type of property you…

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How To Avoid Probate Litigation

Legal actions regarding probate may include guardianships and conservatorships, wills and trusts, fights over family real estate, and true intentions of gifts. Planning for the future is the most effective way of preventing or mitigating probate litigation risk. We provide…

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Prepare for Estate Administration in Court

Probate is the process by which judicial officials process a decedent’s will. While state probate laws may vary, the general process is quite similar across the country. A probate judge will also oversee cases where the deceased person did not…

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