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The Probate Process

In the United States, probate is the process by which a will is formally acknowledged, and a personal representative (executor) is named to administer the estate. Navigating the probate process will vary according to state law. Therefore, it is good…

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What Probate is All About

Even though probate carries a stigma of having a bad reputation, thoughtful estate planning can minimize or avoid it. In reality, most heirs will have to navigate the probate process to some degree after losing a loved one. Understanding what…

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General Timeline of Probate

Throughout probate, a will is formalized, a personal representative is appointed to administer the estate, and assets are distributed to intended beneficiaries. It also requires paying the decedent’s outstanding debts and federal and state taxes. Each state has different laws…

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