Posts Categorized: Probate

Will Registry Misconceptions

Most people have only a general knowledge of the laws surrounding wills. Because of this, it isn’t uncommon for people to come into an estate planning attorney’s office with some potentially problematic misperceptions. One of...

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What You Shouldn't Do As An Executor

If you’ve been asked to serve as someone’s personal representative, also known as an executor, you’ll want to take some time to think about the position carefully before you accept. If you choose to serve,...

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3 Questions About Escheat

There are a lot of odd terms in estate planning law, most of which people never really encounter in their ordinary lives. One of these terms, escheat, means the process through which the property a...

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Your Probate Estate: 3 Types of Property

When you die your property gets divided into two general categories: your probate estate and your non-probate estate. Your probate estate is all the property that will have to go before the probate court before...

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Probate and Joint Property – 3 Issues

Some people own property jointly with someone else. For example, it’s common for spouses to be joint owners of their home. While joint ownership is a useful form of property ownership, it does pose advantages...

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3 Questions About Letters of Instruction

If you’ve prepared your estate plan and have readied your property to more easily passed to your inheritors, you’ll probably want to create a letter of instruction as well. Letters of instruction are designed to...

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