Category: Probate Law

Ten Reasons Why Drafting Will is Good for You
Did you know that only about half of middle-aged Americans have a will? According to a study by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave, only 55 percent of people over 55 [...]
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Life Insurance Beneficiary – What are the Probate and Tax Consequences?
As a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, you may have a number of questions regarding how the money you receive when the insured passes is handled, and taxed.
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Property, Probate, and a Downside to Summary Administration?
You may have a family member who was an artist, a free spirit, who never owned a lot of assets. She seemed to always be living in a different place. [...]
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What Can I Do Now to Avoid Probate Later?
The drawbacks to the probate process can be pretty severe. In fact, many people – regardless of the size of their estate – know that probate is something that is [...]
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Alternatives to the Formal Administration of Probate?
In an ideal world, our court system works just fine.  If someone dies, the surviving family members can avail themselves of the taxpayer-funded courts.  The courts, chock-full of legally trained [...]
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