How to go through probate without a lawyer

File the Petition to Probate The probate process begins with the initial filing of the required local probate documents to begin settling a deceased person’s legal affairs. The names, content, and types of required documentation vary depending on where in...

What Does a Probate Lawyer Do?

Why would you need a probate attorney? Probate attorneys help you decide whether a will is necessary for assets that are not titled in the name of someone living. If the only asset listed during estate planning was with an account and it falls under bank rules, then...

What is a Probate Lawyer?

What Does a Probate Lawyer Do? What a probate lawyer does will likely depend on whether or not the deceased has drafted a will prior to their death. If they have, then your attorney may help you find out who inherits what and make sure that everything is distributed...

What is Probate Law?

What exactly is probate? A will is a document signed by the person who wrote it, in which they specify what should happen to their assets and property when they die. Probate refers to a legal process that involves reviewing wills for authenticity with an eye toward...

Thinking About Estate Taxes – Again

Retirement Assets – Avoid These Eight Mistakes Below is a really good article on the taxation of estates. For a long time we have not had to think about this. However, with the change in the shift in power in Washington, as well as the now desperate need for new...

Avoiding Estate Taxes On Death

Below is a really good article on death taxes and how to avoid them in the best way possible. See more at:  https://theeastmanlawfirm.com/  https://finance.yahoo.com/news/avoid-paying-taxes-inherited-property-202239552.html How to Avoid Paying Taxes on...

Estate Planning – Elements of Estate Planning

Retiring Well With Michael Reese: Elements of Estate Planning “When it comes to retirement planning, your estate planning is a key piece of your overall plan. So you want to be paying attention to beneficiaries, wills, trusts, and how those all may play a role...