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Probate by the Numbers: Stats and Figures

Going through probate can be a long and complicated process, especially if the estate in question is particularly complex and involves many assets. An executor will be in charge of distributing assets, settling debts, paying taxes, and getting probate approved by the court, which can be quite expensive depending on the state. However, probate is...
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The Probate Process Cost: Time and Money

You’re probably already aware that probate is the process by which a court approves the inventory of an estate and the deceased person’s will upon the event of a death. What you might not know, though, is that the probate process can be expensive in terms of both money and time, often taking several months...
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Five Facts to Know About Probate and Estate Planning

Most people know it’s necessary to make provisions for the distribution of their estates. Although no one wants to dwell on the estate planning process, the fact remains that taking precautions now can save your family members a lot of stress and time in the future. Setting up a detailed will to be carried out...
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What You Should Know About Avoiding Probate

Most people have probably heard that it is a wise course of action to avoid probate if possible. After the death of a loved one, many of us want to skip a process that can be lengthy and expensive when settling a relative’s estate. While probate is sometimes necessary for large estates and cases where the...
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What You Need to Know about Being an Executor

Being an estate’s executor is a big responsibility to take on during an already stressful time. Although it can seem like a daunting task, it is important to discharge your duties reliably and calmly to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. Family members rely on the executor to make sure that the...
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