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and money by being prepared when you make you initial appointment to probate a
family member's estate. Here is what you must bring with you:
Let’s begin with some definitions. When someone dies
with a will, the process is called Probate. The individual entrusted
with administering the estate is the Executor named in the Will.
If one dies without a will the process is called Administration.
The person entrusted with administering the estate is called the Administrator.
Since no written... Read More
The biggest problem confronting executors and
administrator is locating missing assets.
All searches can be broken down three (3)
categories: (A) Direct searches (B) Professional searches (C) Private
The direct search consists of:
1. Searching the decedent’s papers, bank records and
safe... Read More
A: No one can answer that question on the
limited information you have given. I would need to know much, much more. A
real estate attorney should review the sales agreement, the deed, the map and
so forth. It may be that the seller had good intentions but now he realized he
needs to subdivide his lot to sell you a portion. The... Read More
In this modern world of multi marriages, divorces
and step children, Will contests and objections to probate are more and more
There are ways to deal with these conflicts to
resolve differences without going to trial. The best advice is for parents to
do estate planning, which includes preparing a Last Will and perhaps a... Read More