Probate

  • Tips for avoiding probate using probate lawyers

    Oct 22, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    As most probate lawyers will tell you, unless you have your estate planning attorney prepare a living trust, there are very few ways to actually avoid probate altogether.  Probate is the legal process by which the courts oversee the distribution of your assets as outlined in the instructions in your will. However if you leave no will, the estate will also go through probate. If this sounds paradoxical, read on!

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  • 5 things you should know about probate and wills

    Oct 22, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    The vast majority of probate cases revolve around Americans who are age 60 and over, so seniors need to be especially cognizant of probate and wills and all the issues surrounding them. Many of us are a little fuzzy on exactly what probate is although for general purposes it is the process which disposes of your estate after you die. The probate and wills subject is one that many people prefer to ignore—then wish they had not. If you want to ensure that your assets go to your heirs as you have directed, then probate and wills are an essential part of your senior estate planning.

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