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Probate Petitions

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Probate petitions should be filed in the county where the decedent was living at the time of expiration, regardless of

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Wills and Children

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There are several issues that your child might be confronted with if you pass suddenly and without a will, especially

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Uniform Probate Code

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The Uniform Probate Code, adopted by 18 states, specifies the rights of a surviving spouse when their spouse passes

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Wills Overview

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Writing a will is much less complicated and less expensive than you might think, which is good since 70 percent of

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What is Probate?

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Probate is the legal process by which property owned by a someone who is deceased has passed to his

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Avoiding Probate

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First of all, probate is time consuming and can be very expensive. And guess what? It’s usually not

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Funeral Arrangements – Final Disposition

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It is in your best interest to make out a final disposition document detailing how

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Joint Tenancy

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Joint tenancy is pretty simple – it is a form of shared ownership. Thus, if you die, the

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Life Insurance

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Like a pay on death designation, you can designate specific persons on your life insurance policies to be

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