Probate for Dummies: A Beginner’s Guide to Estate Settlement

Probate for Dummies

Probate is the legal process of settling a deceased person’s estate, but it can be a complex and daunting task for those who are unfamiliar with it. This Probate for Dummies beginner’s guide breaks down the process into simple steps, providing you with the knowledge and tools you need to navigate the process with confidence. […]

Can Probate Be Contested? Understanding Your Legal Options

Can probate be contested?

Probate is the legal process of distributing a deceased person’s assets according to their will or state law. However, if you believe that the will is not valid or that there are other issues with the probate process, you may be able to contest it. This guide will provide an overview of the probate contesting […]

Understanding the Will Probate Process: A Comprehensive Guide

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When a loved one passes away, their assets and property may need to go through the will probate process. This legal process can be complex and confusing, but understanding the steps involved can help make it smoother. In this guide, we’ll break down the will probate process and provide helpful tips to navigate it successfully. […]

Navigating Probate to Transfer Property After a Loved One’s Passing

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When a loved one passes away, their property and assets must be transferred to their heirs or beneficiaries. If the property was in the deceased person’s name, then that property most likely needs to be transferred through the probate court process. This can be a complex and lengthy process. Understanding the process of probate to […]

Probate vs Non Probate Assets: What’s the Difference?

Probate vs. non probate assets

When it comes to estate planning, it’s important to understand the difference between probate vs non probate assets. Probate assets are those that must go through the court process of probate after a person’s death, while non-probate assets can be transferred directly to beneficiaries without court involvement. This guide will help you understand the basics […]

Top 8 Reasons Probate Can Be Challenged

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Families may wish to challenge the probate of a will due to a variety of reasons. While no two cases are identical. However, here are eight common situations where probate can be challenged by family member or other interested party. 1. The Will was Not Properly Executed It is essential for wills to be properly […]