Search Results for: "Probate"

December 15, 2022

The Probate Process Without a Will

A recent survey finds that 59 percent of men and 72 percent of women do not have a will or estate plan….

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October 6, 2022

The Probate Process

Probate proceedings seek to validate the decedent’s last will and retitle the estate’s assets into the name of heirs according to the deceased’s wishes….

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July 7, 2022

An Overview of Probate

The American Bar Association (ABA) describes probate as the legal process that recognizes a will and names the personal representative (executor) to…

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March 31, 2022

Probate Can Be Disrupted by Creditors

In a will, the personal representative (executor) specifies that the date of death of the testator must be publicized, typically in a…

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January 13, 2022

The Probate Process and Outstanding Debts

Probate can be avoided if you have the right strategy in place, saving you money in taxes, avoiding public proceedings, and the…

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November 11, 2021

How Do I Know if I Need Probate?

Probate is the legal process by which the estate is authenticated and the deceased’s assets are distributed to the beneficiaries. Whether or…

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December 22, 2022

Creating a Will for Your Blended Family

Trying to be equitable among your heirs can be tricky, and relying on your spouse and children to work things out after you are gone is not a good plan….

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December 8, 2022

Make Your Estate Plan Conflict-Free

While you are younger and mentally fit, proactive planning can drastically reduce family conflict and infighting among your heirs….

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November 10, 2022

Why is an Executor Necessary?

Even though the decedent nominated you to be their executor, you will still need to be appointed to that role by their local probate court….

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October 20, 2022

The Aspects of Life Care Planning

While some overlap exists between the two, learning and implementing strategies from both law practice types is crucial to prepare for successful aging and preserve a family legacy. …

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