Tips for Navigating the Probate Process

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The loss of a loved one is an extremely emotional and overwhelming time as you are unable to grieve in peace until their estate has been dealt with. We want to ease this process for you so that you can focus your attention elsewhere, which is why we have gathered these helpful tips for navigating the probate process in California:

  • First, you will need to calculate the value of the probate estate by adding up the values of anything that did ...
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An Overview of the Probate Process

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There are a variety of options available to you when it comes to handling your final affairs. When you choose to delegate your final wishes in a will, your loved ones will be required to go through probate. Those who fail to draft a will may also be subjected to the probate process.

Probate is a legal process that involves validating a deceased individual’s will or appointing an individual to handle their estate if they do not have a will. Creditors ...

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Do I Need A Will If I Don’t Have A Lot Of Assets?

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In order to receive peace of mind in your future, you must conduct some basic financial planning. In doing so, you may be left wondering if you really need a will. No matter the measurable size of your assets, everyone can benefit from creating a will. A will allows an individual to guarantee that their final wishes regarding the delegation of their estate will be carried Continue Reading →

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Using Living Trusts To Avoid Probate

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As you may have heard about the complex and long process of probates, you may be inclined to try and avoid the process altogether. When you are going over your estate planning desires, your main priority is likely leaving as much of your wealth to your children and heirs as possible. Through the probate process, you are required to leave a good amount of your money to probate lawyers. Did you know that living trusts make it possible to avoid ...

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Executor of an Estate: Being Relieved of Duties

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It is common knowledge that the probate process sometimes takes several years to complete. In order to close the probate process, the executor of the estate must request a release of their duties from the court. However, what happens if the executor never requests a release from their duties, and chooses to do so several years later?

Often, an executor of an estate fails to ask the court to relieve them of their duties in a timely manner, and decide they ...

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To Avoid Probate Or Not To Avoid Probate, That Is The Question

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When someone you love passes, there are a variety of new emotions and tasks on your plate. Before you can grieve in peace, you must decide whether or not you will go through probate. Gathered are some helpful words of guidance so that you can make an informed decision of whether or not to go through the probate process:

 

 

  • When someone you love passes, the last thing you want to do is worry about legal matters. Through the probate process, you ...
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