Understanding the Duties of Your Probate Judge

/ By: Stephanie A. Lord, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Probate

Every probate case has a probate judge. Depending up the speed of probate, you may never even meet this judge, but it’s important to understand his or her duties in the tricky probate process. How...

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What is Estate Planning?

/ By: Stephanie A. Lord, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

If you have properties or cash that you wish to be handed over to one of your loved ones after your death with the least amount of legal hassle, you need to understand estate planning....

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Common Estate Planning Mistakes

/ By: Stephanie A. Lord, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

Do you monitor your estate plan as often as you should? Much like regular car maintenance, tuning up your estate can help you avoid big problems later. First and foremost, do you even have a...

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How To Avoid Ancillary Probate

/ By: Stephanie A. Lord, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Probate, Wills and Trusts

Probate is a legal process that distributes the estate to the rightful heirs after a person’s death. The primary probate process covers property in the home state of the deceased while an ancillary probate process...

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