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Spousal Year’s Allowance

Spousal Year’s Allowance

Losing a spouse is one of the hardest losses a person can go through. On top of the grief, the surviving spouse also may have to deal with the probate process and all the headaches that can come from that. They are hearing all sorts of new phrases and balancing that...
The Tax Consequences of Death

The Tax Consequences of Death

Only two things in life are certain: Death and Taxes. Well sometimes, those two certainties coincide, and sometimes in very complicated ways. One of the most common questions we get is about inheritance tax. It’s often a difficult time emotionally when someone passes....
Probate Frequently Asked Questions

Probate Frequently Asked Questions

Probate, or estate administration, is the court-supervised process of gathering a deceased person’s assets and distributing them to creditors and heirs. Typically, court involvement is minimal unless there is significant dissention between heirs. However, the process...
Laws of Intestate Succession

Laws of Intestate Succession

If your loved one has passed away, the court or other organizations may ask you whether they died testate or intestate.You may already be overwhelmed dealing with the grieving process and having complicated and unfamiliar vocabulary thrown at you just makes it more...