Probate Worries? Read This…


Probate is much maligned. To hear some folks talk, having your estate subject to probate is worse than dying. What’s all the fuss about? Understanding Probate Probate is a title proceeding. If a person dies owning property, the question arises – Who is the next rightful owner? Probate is the procedure by which the ownership is…

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The 8 Things That Add Months Of Delays To A Probate Case


Probate can be avoided through various means, but many people don’t realize it. They fail to make estate plans so their assets end up at the mercy of the court. To make matters worse, probate can take on a life of its own, dragging on for many months or even several years for some estates.…

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The Probate Checklist Every Executor Should Have


Most Estates That Require Probate Follow These Steps The deceased can’t own property, so it must be legally transferred from her ownership into that of a living beneficiary when she dies. This is most commonly accomplished through the probate process. And what about the decedent’s debts? They’re paid through the probate process as well, because…

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QUESTION: When Is Probate Absolutely Necessary?


Disclaimer: This article is purely informational and is not meant to be legal advice. If you have any questions, please consult a probate attorney. Coping with loss when a beloved family member passes away isn’t easy. That grief can be harder to bear when you’re the one who needs to sort through, distribute, and dispose…

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What Happens During Probate


Probate is the court-supervised process of authenticating a last will and testament if the deceased made one. It includes locating and determining the value of the person’s assets, paying their final bills and taxes, and distributing the remainder of the estate to their rightful beneficiaries.  When Is The Probate Process Required? Each state has specific…

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12 Common Mistakes Executors Make In Probate


Many people have heard of the probate and estate settlement process but wonder what it is and what the probate process entails. To put it simply, probate is the process the probate court uses to make sure the deceased person’s creditors are paid through estate settlement and that anything left goes to the deceased’s beneficiaries.…

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How To Avoid Or Deal With Probate


First we will start off on the top 3 ways to AVOID probate and after we will go into dealing with it if you’re in the middle of it right now… All of us would like pass on a little something to our children or other loved ones. We save and save to make life…

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