Estate Planning and Probate

Wills vs. Revocable Living Trusts

A last will and testament and revocable living trust both provide a set of instructions for how your assets will be distributed after you pass away. Both legal documents have similarities and differences that should be considered before deciding which document to use....

Estate Planning 101

Creating an estate plan can ensure you are able to provide a detailed arrangement of your affairs in the event that you become incapacitated. People often think they don’t need an estate plan, however, if you die without a will, a probate court decides what happens to...

Alternatives To Probate

            Probate can be overwhelming to understand if you are not familiar with it already. It is a legal process where the court appoints a person to distribute assets from the deceased person to their beneficiaries. Furthermore, the personal representative or...

How To Close A Probate

Once all the decedent’s property has been liquidated, creditors have all been taken care of, and tax issues have been cleared, this would typically be the perfect time to close the probate. Probate can remain open depending on specific circumstances in each case. An...

Selling Real Estate In A Probate

After a death in the family, thinking about selling the family home can be difficult. Family members often find it challenging to grieve when they know that they will need to go through the probate process. If you inherit property and aren’t going to live in it...