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When More Than One Probate Becomes Necessary

Probate has a bad name. And most people don’t want one, much less two (or more). But there are instances in which more than one probate proceeding can be necessary.
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Other Reasons Why Having a Will is a Good Idea

There are additional reasons why having a Will is a good idea. Wills generally include a guardianship clause when parents have minor children. This clause allows the parents to name
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What is the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

Probate assets are any assets that require a probate proceeding in order to pass to the intended heir or devisee (if the decedent had a will) or the individual entitled
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Revocable Living Trusts – A Good Idea?

A Revocable Living Trust can be a good estate planning option if the primary goal of your estate plan is to avoid probate and to provide a means to manage
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Do I Really Need a Will?

A question that is often asked in the estate planning context is whether a Last Will and Testament (“Will”) is actually needed. The answer, like all things in life, is
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Is Probate A Bad Thing?

Probate is the legal process by which assets are transferred out of a deceased person’s estate to his or her heirs and devisees. Probate is required in any state where
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What Happens When You Die Without a Will?

A concern many people have is whether they actually need a Last Will & Testament (“Will”). In order to answer that question, it is important to understand how your property
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