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Month: April 2013

Tips for preventing probate: part two

Last week we discussed a few basic benefits and drawbacks of having your estate go through probate, a process that transfers a person's property upon death. Probate can be expensive and time-consuming and it often leaves a decedent with less control over his or her...

Tips for preventing probate: part one

If you've been looking into drafting or updating your estate plan, you have likely come across the term "probate." Probate is a court-supervised process that sorts out and transfers a person's property upon their death. Typically the decedent's property is collected...

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