You are here because you are interested in learning more about estate planning, and one of the first places to start is probate. This is a legal process that can enter the picture when assets are changing hands after someone passes away. It is not … [Read more...] about Is Probate Always Necessary?
Estate planning is something that most people are not particularly anxious to think about. But at the same time, as they say, no one here gets out alive. Going through life without making any preparations for something that is definitely going to … [Read more...] about What Does the Probate Court Do?
We are going to look at the Uniform Probate Code (UPC) in this post, but before we get there, we will provide some general information about the process of probate itself. Estate Administration If you use a will to express your final wishes with … [Read more...] about What Is the Uniform Probate Code?
During times of high stress such as tragedy or emergency, we tend to feel helpless. This article explores how a comprehensive estate plan helps reduce anxiety in uncertain times. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Estate Planning Reduces Stress During High Anxiety Times
There is a training exercise that is used to demonstrate the way that information can get distorted if it changes as it is passed down along the line. The facilitator will whisper a brief anecdote in the first person’s ear, and it is passed along … [Read more...] about Do You Avoid Probate If You Have a Will?
If you are going to make estate planning decisions that will upset one of your children or someone else that is expecting an inheritance, an estate contest should be anticipated. Fortunately, there are steps you can take in advance to prevent a … [Read more...] about Proactive Planning Can Prevent an Estate Contest