12 Pitfalls to Probate and Administration of Estates

Many individuals that contact our office, want an estate plan designed to avoid probate.  They have heard that about the headaches involved with probate and how it is even worse if there is no estate plan.  But, most of them don't know the full breadth of potential pitfalls when the [...]

By |2021-11-15T16:53:30-05:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Probate Process is Much Easier for Small Estates

I am frequently asked to assist clients with the probate of estates for deceased family members who had few assets or where most assets were transferred by operation of law. These clients have heard that filing fees, attorneys fees and significant delays are common when dealing with the probate court, [...]

By |2021-11-07T18:25:33-05:00November 8th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

When considering any form of estate planning, it is important to understand the difference between probate and non-probate assets.   Probate assets must go through the Surrogate's Court process, requiring supervision and approval by the Court in order to use and distribute a decedent's assets.  When there is a Will (testate), [...]

By |2021-10-25T11:35:52-04:00October 26th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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