Has the Clerk Rejected Your Estate Filing?

The term “probate” sums up the legal processes that determine how an executor should distribute a deceased person’s assets. Understanding Probate, if you still have no idea what it is, should be your main priority if you are appointed an administrator, executor, or personal representative of the estate. Having little knowledge about this process will […]

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Financial Exploitation and Estate Administration

So, from time to time I have some people who come into my office where someone is infirmed or recently passed and a loved one comes in and says, “I think this person was financially exploited.” Many times, they are legitimate. After investigation, we find that the person was exploited to the tune of hundreds […]

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Your Loved One Has Died. What Do You Do Next?

So, someone has died. What do we do next? Well, we don’t start giving away their stuff and that is what people intuitively start doing. They say, “I’m the son, I’m the daughter, I’m the beneficiary named in the will. Here’s the will, let’s start handing out stuff.” That is the absolute wrong thing to […]

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A Living Trust and Probate

A trust is a legal arrangement where a person, or trustee, manages property for the benefit of another person, or the beneficiary. The legal property title is held by the trustee. The grantor creates the trust and entrusts his or her assets to the trustee for his or her choice of the beneficiary. The grantor, […]

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How To Create an Inventory of Assets

After the death of a loved one it’s up to the executor of the will to create an inventory of the deceased’s assets. This is an essential step in the probate process, and one that must be handled carefully. It’s only by creating an accurate idea of the deceased’s assets that the value of the […]

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