Search Results for: "Probate"

February 15, 2024

3 Common Probate Questions: Estate Planning Basics

When people pass away, they leave behind assets, property, and possessions that can have sentimental and real value for surviving family members…

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November 16, 2023

Reducing the Risk of a Family Fight in Probate Court

Many family circumstances can increase the risk of probate litigation. High-risk factors that often bring about probate litigation can include sibling rivalry,…

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March 16, 2023

A Guide to Avoiding Probate Litigation

There are many types of probate litigation, including guardianship and conservatorship disputes, will contests, conflicts over family real estate, and true intentions…

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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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May 3, 2024

Tailoring a Will and Power of Attorney for Multiple States

If you own property — whether houses, bank accounts, or vehicles — in more than one state, do you need estate planning…

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