Why should you avoid probate?

As you begin your estate planning journey, most professionals you may consult with will often give one piece of advice: avoid probate at all costs.  Probate is the legal process in which a court oversees the distribution of your assets according to your will or state...

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How long does probate take?

Probate is essentially the settlement process of an estate during which the courts determine what to do with its assets. If you recently lost a loved one and anticipate receiving part of his or her estate, you may wonder how long the probate process takes. The...

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Does the law require probate?

Probate is the process of validating your will after you die or handling your estate if you do not have a will. However, not every situation requires your estate to go through probate. Going through probate can be costly and does take time, so avoiding does come with...

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