When is Probate Necessary?

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When is Probate Necessary?

If you have done research on estate planning or spoken to an attorney about planning for the future, you may have heard that it is sometimes best to avoid probate. Probate is the process of proving and validating a decedent’s last will. In the event that there is no will, it determines that inheritance is […]

What Is Probate and Do I Want to Avoid It?

Probate is a process used to identify and gather the assets of a deceased person, or decedent. This process is court-supervised and used to pay the decedent’s debts or distribute the assets to beneficiaries. The assets are typically used to pay the cost of the probate proceeding before being applied to debts. The remainder, if […]