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Studies and polls routinely confirm that approximately two-thirds of Americans die without ever executing a valid Will. This list provides, in descending order, the reasons most often cited, and many of us could find that we have thought the same thing at least once or twice.
This guide will discuss the steps in filling out a Petition for Probate and discuss the other documents that should be filed along with the initial Petition for Probate. You need to have a California Petition for Probate (Form DE-111) in front of you as you read this guide.
Probate is an expensive, time-consuming process that is open to the public. It's generally a good idea to avoid going through it if at all possible.
A lot of people mistakenly think that if they die without a will the State of Nevada will get their property.
In reality the State of Nevada only gets a dead person's property if no spouse or person related by blood comes forward to claim the property or if no one named in a wi...
Alabama Probate Guide: A Resource for Personal Representatives
So youre in charge of handling the affairs of a deceased relative or friend. If youve started to look into your responsibilities, you have probably encountered a handful of unfamiliar terms and concepts. You may be co...
An Estate Plan is simply a plan to protect you, your assets and your family in the case of unexpected events. Every person who has attained age 18 should consider the following 6 documents. Remember
When you die your estate will likely need to go through probate. During the probate process your assets are identified, valued, and ultimately transferred to the intended beneficiary if you died testa
Estate planning ensures that your belongings go to the right people after your death. Find out what estate planning is and what it involves.
Get an answer to the question "what is probate?", see how a will affects the probate process, and find out what role the executor plays in it.
Learn what is required when settling an estate after the death of a loved one.
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