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A Guide to the Probate Process

A Guide to the Probate Process

During probate, the will of a deceased individual is authenticated, assets are reviewed, debts are paid, taxes are collected, and assets are distributed to heirs. Legally, probate is the process of authenticating the will of a deceased person, reviewing their…

How the Probate Process Works

How the Probate Process Works

It is one of life's most emotionally taxing events to lose a close relative. Additionally, there is the stress of handling the estate and affairs of the deceased person.┬áThis part can be especially overwhelming. The process of proving to a…

The Functions of a Will

The Functions of a Will

The legally binding directive declaring who will receive your assets upon death is called a will, and a will is a significant element of a complete estate plan. If you die without one (intestate), the state will distribute your assets…

Breaking down the Probate Process

Breaking down the Probate Process

Probate is the legal process for authenticating a deceased person's will, reviewing their assets, paying their outstanding debts and taxes, and distributing what remains to their inheritors. Probate law varies by state, but there are steps in the process that…

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