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Category Topic: Probate

Probate services refer to the legal services provided to individuals or families involved in the administration of a deceased person's estate. These services typically involve the court-supervised process of distributing the deceased person's assets and properties to their beneficiaries or heirs according to their will or state laws if there is no will. Probate services may include drafting and filing legal documents, representing clients in court, resolving disputes between beneficiaries, managing estate assets, and advising clients on tax implications and strategies for asset protection. The goal of probate services is to ensure that the estate is distributed in an orderly and fair manner while minimizing costs and maximizing the value of the estate for the beneficiaries. Probate services are often provided by lawyers, but may also be provided by other professionals such as estate planners or financial advisors.

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February 28, 2024
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What’s the Best Way to Manage an Inheritance?

Before you start spending your windfall, take some time to figure out your taxes, how you might invest and what your long-term plan looks like.

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Can You Completely Avoid Probate?

Many people want to learn how to avoid probate so their heirs don’t have to cope with these legal proceedings during a stressful time of grief after a death.

December 15, 2023
What Does the Executor of an Estate Do?

Dealing with death is never easy and overseeing the estate can be complicated. However, staying organized can help you manage things smoothly.

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