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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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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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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Spousal Maintenance and Lump Sum Payments

March 26, 2019

Divorce has a lot of financial stressors involved.  For the vast majority of people, divorce is one of the most financially stressful events possible in their lives.  One of the reasons for this is not only that the parties have spent years or even decades combining their resources and now will have to find their […]

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When You Have a Lawyer But Your Spouse Doesn’t In Divorce

March 22, 2019

At the outset of any divorce, there are many important questions to answer.  Where will you reside from now on?  What type of custody order do you think will best suit your family and children?  How will you financially balance your new budget without the input from your spouse’s income?  One question that will usually […]

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Do I Have to Do Discovery?

March 13, 2019

Most people understand that the legal process has many rules and important procedural steps.  Family law is no exception to this.  Any family law case will begin with filing a petition with the court requesting specific relief, such as a divorce or a modification of a current custody order.  One step that happens in most […]

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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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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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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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