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Solve Inheritance Issues Before Your Death

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Long-standing childhood feuds tend to resurface when a parent or other relative passes away and the adult children have to accept who gets what regarding inheritance. Inheritance can be a touchy subject even for families that have always gotten along in the past. The stress and grief of a loved one dying can cause… Read More »

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Covering the Cost of a Funeral

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The average traditional funeral costs $8,500, according to AARP. While the simplest solution may be to just set aside the necessary funds in your will, chances are that your loved ones will not receive that money until many months after you are gone, leaving them with a large bill to foot in the meantime…. Read More »

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Different Probate Approaches: Small Estate and Regular Estate

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Probate is the legal process of transferring a deceased person’s assets to the beneficiaries and involves a court procedure. Before property can be distributed to beneficiaries, the executor of the estate must carry out various tasks, such as locating assets, paying debtors, etc. Moreover, probate works differently for different sized estates. As such, what… Read More »

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How To Reduce Stress During Probate

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Probate, which is the legal process of the legal process of conveying assets from a deceased person to the heirs, does not have to be a massive headache. For many, however, it is just that. The many pitfalls of probate for an executor include wasted time and money, calls from creditors demanding payment, disgruntled… Read More »

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Managing Debt Collection During Probate

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The average U.S. household has over $16,000 in credit card debt, which is 10 percent higher than a decade earlier, according to Time, and the average mortgage debt per household is over $180,000, according to USA Today. Because the average American dies with considerable debt, paying off collectors can be one of the more… Read More »

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Probate Administration: Asset Identification

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As an executor of a will, it is your fiduciary duty to identify all assets of the estate. Failing to do so can end in a personal lawsuit against you, which would of course further splinter family relations. During the process of grieving for the loss of your loved one, mistakes can easily be… Read More »

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Life Insurance and Probate

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When a Life Insurance Policy Must Go Through Probate A beneficiary must be named with the insurance company for the life insurance policy to be paid out. Unlike other types of assets, such as real estate or the money in a bank account, a will alone will not suffice when it comes to life… Read More »

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Problems With Joint Tenancy

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When people find out about probate, some do more than cringe; they decide to sign their children on as joint owners to their desired property. Sharing property as such creates a right of survivorship in which if person A dies, person B receives the property. This is called joint tenancy, and it can create… Read More »

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Paying Debts of a Loved One

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It is one of the last things that anyone wants to do after the death of a loved one, but paying off the debts of the decedent is an important part of probate. Debts must be paid before property can be distributed amongst the family members. Making an error here can present extreme repercussions… Read More »

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Common Probate Issues

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Unfortunately, probate is not always a smooth or straightforward process. Probate, which is the official proving of a will, is a necessary step to take after a loved one passes away before the assets in the will can be divided and the decedent’s last wishes can be carried out. We understand just how frustrating… Read More »

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