Creditor Priority and Why It Matters

February 18, 2019

The end of life of a friend or family member means going through the grieving process, whether or not the death was sudden or long anticipated.  There are also many logistic issues that must be attended to, including probate. Probate is the official administration of the deceased’s estate, which includes gathering all of the assets, […]

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Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Family Law Attorney

January 16, 2019

Preparing for your divorce can be a challenging time.  Not only will you be dealing with the emotional stress that accompanies the end of your relationship, but also with the logistics of separating, finding a new place to live, gathering important documents, and crafting a new visitation schedule are just a few tasks you will […]

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Maximizing Discovery Usefulness

January 8, 2019

Divorce can be a long process, and there are many important steps along the way.  These steps may seem cumbersome or unnecessary at the time when you are in the middle of your own divorce, but each step is designed to help the court to make a fair decision when the parties reach the final […]

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Timeline of Probate Process

December 26, 2018

The end of the life of your friend or family member is a difficult time.  In addition to grieving, there are other logistical tasks which must be attended to, not least of which is probate.  Whether or not your loved one had a will, it is very possible that his or her estate will still need to […]

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Estate Planning Goals

December 21, 2018

Setting and articulating specific goals is often a key step in making sure you have a firm idea of how you want your future to go.  By setting a goal, you have an identifiable end point, and you can identify what particular steps must be taken in order to make sure you and your family […]

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What to Expect From a Final Divorce Hearing

December 12, 2018

More and more court cases are being resolved through settlement every year, and divorce cases are no exception.  Divorce settlement allows the parties to save money, shorten the process, and retain a degree over control over how their case will be resolved.  However, this is not always possible.  When parties are not able to resolve […]

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Basic Probate Process Walkthrough

November 13, 2018

The end of life for your friend or family member is an emotionally difficult time.  The grieving process takes time and is different for everyone.  The probate process can feel like a burden and unnecessary stressor while you are trying to work through the grief process.  Understanding the basic process of probate can help alleviate […]

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How Long Does Probate Last and How Much Does It Cost?

November 12, 2018

The legal system is notorious for being cumbersome and expensive. The probate process is no exception.  Probate is the process through which the court will validate your will, make sure your debts are paid, and then distribute your assets to your chosen beneficiaries.  It is common for clients to want to know how long probate […]

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What’s So Bad About Probate? Why Do I Want to Avoid It?

November 7, 2018

Probate is the legal system that is set up to allow personal representatives of an estate to officially prove a will or estate to the probate judge or administrator.  Probate provides for the gathering of estate assets, payment of debts, and distribution to beneficiaries or heirs of the estate.  When it works properly, it is […]

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Do I Have to Probate This Will?

November 6, 2018

Drafting a last will and testament as part of your estate plan is an important step in looking forward and arranging your affairs.  A well-drafted and enforceable will allows you to make particular dispositions of your assets to your friends, family, favorite charitable institutions, or even pets.  Probate allows for the orderly payment of valid […]

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