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The Probate Process With No Will

The Probate Process With No Will

Intestacy refers to the death of someone without a will. If this happens, a probate court oversees the distribution of the decedent's assets. Also known as intestate succession, it has similarities to the probate process when a will is present.…

Probate: An Overview

Probate: An Overview

If you are looking to minimize or avoid probate altogether an estate planning attorney can help. Probate proceedings are part of the public record and can be very time-consuming and expensive. However, in nearly every case, some probate is necessary,…

A Guide to Probate

A Guide to Probate

ABA defines probate as the legal process that formally recognizes a will and appoints a personal representative (executor) to administer the estate for intended beneficiaries.  Navigating the probate process will vary according to state law. Therefore, it is good to…

Disruption of Probate by a Creditor

Disruption of Probate by a Creditor

The date of death of the testamentary is usually published in a local newspaper by a personal representative (executor).  In part, this information serves as notice to creditors if the decedent has an outstanding debt with them. The personal representative…

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