Tag Archives: probate

Why Probate Takes So Long and How to Avoid It

After a loved one dies, their money and property must be distributed to the right people, either according to their will or the state’s default distribution scheme.

Even if you are staying on top of the process, probate can take a minimum of 12 months and sometimes stretches out for years – yes, years. These delays...
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Estate Planning for Every Family: 5 Scenarios

Estate Planning is not just for the elderly. It’s not just for the wealthy. Estate Planning is for anyone who wants to protect their family and legacy after they’re gone.

But everyone’s Estate Planning needs are different and no two plans look alike. So today we’ve put together a few examples of how an Estate Plan...
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Your Nosy Neighbor Can Find Out About Your Probate. Really.

Most people think of probate (the process of collecting, managing, and distributing a deceased person’s money and property) as a private process.

However, because wills are filed at the courthouse, probated estates become a matter of public record. That means your nosy neighbor can simply go down to the courthouse or hop online and find out...
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3 Simple Ways to Avoid Probate Costs

The bad news: When a deceased person’s estate (which is simply a term referring to all of their money and property) has to go through probate (the court-supervised process of distributing a deceased person’s money and property), it can be subject to a variety of costs stemming from attorneys, executors, appraisers, accountants, courts, and state...
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