Why you Need a Probate Attorney

April 19, 2019

When your family member or loved one passes away, chances are, the estate will have to pass through probate.  Probate is the process through which the estate’s assets are gathered, debts are paid, and any remaining assets will be distributed according to the provisions of the deceased’s will or, if there was no will, the […]

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Special Adminstrators and Probate

April 16, 2019

The legal process often has a lot of deadlines and waiting periods.  Probate is no exception to this.  As with other legal proceedings, it is rare that the case will move quickly.  However, there may be times when it is necessary to quickly as there are some issues that cannot wait for the normal waiting […]

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Costs of Probate

April 11, 2019

Most people are familiar with the general idea of probate.  It is the process by which the debts of the estate will be paid and the remaining assets are distributed to the heirs and beneficiaries.  Like any legal proceeding, it can be a lengthy and even costly process.  If you are involved in the probate […]

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What If the Estate Is Insolvent?

April 8, 2019

At the end of the life of your family member or loved one, there are many issues to take care of.  These issues include planning the funeral, notifying relatives, and cleaning out the residence if he or she does not have a surviving spouse or partner.  One step that needs to be taken in most […]

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Why You May Need Formal Probate

April 5, 2019

The end of a loved one’s life is never an easy time.  Grieving for your loss is a challenging time, and the logistics of wrapping up the estate of your family member or close friend can make it seem more complex and challenging.  Chances are, the estate will need to go through probate.  Probate is […]

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Elective Shares

April 4, 2019

People spend a lot of time and effort in crafting their estate plans.  A last will and testament is clearly a key element of your plan.  In most cases, spouses will be very open and honest with each other about the contents of their wills.  However, there are some cases where one spouse may change […]

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How to Deal With Assets Found After Probate is Closed

March 11, 2019

Dealing with the death of a close friend or family member is an overwhelming time.  In addition to processing your own emotions and providing support for other loved ones, there are other procedural aspects to deal with, such as probating the estate.  Probate is the process of gathering the assets of the deceased, paying the […]

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Homestead, Real Estate, and Estate Planning

March 6, 2019

Owning your own home has long been part of “the American Dream.”  People commonly work hard to purchase their own home and build equity in that real estate for many years.  For many, the family home may be their most substantial asset at the time of his or her death.  Like any other major asset, […]

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My Spouse Passed Away. What Are My Next Steps?

March 5, 2019

There are few times that are more emotionally difficult than the death of a spouse.  You and your spouse have spent substantial time together building a life and planning for the future.  The end of your spouse’s life will be a challenging time, and in addition to processing your grief you will need to deal […]

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Domicile, Venue, and Probate

March 4, 2019

At the end of the life of a family member or close friend, there can be many important steps to take, even after the immediate needs of notifying family and making funeral arrangements have been attended to.  One of these first steps is to probate the estate of the deceased.  Whether or not the deceased […]

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