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Probate Law

What is inheritance law?Inheritance law involves the rules governing how property will be passed along from a decedent (a person who has died) to survivors (persons selected by the decedent to receive their property upon death). Inheritance laws not only state what is required for...

What is Probate?Probate is the process whereby the court supervises the transferring of a decedent's property to his or her beneficiaries or heirs. The probate process begins when an attorney or other personal representative files a petition with the court to admit a decedent's will...

In essence, an estate is everything you own that will be transferred to your heirs or other beneficiaries upon your death. Whereas, probate is a legal process whereby the court supervises the process of transferring a decedent's property after death. Put simply an estate is...

The name itself conjures up images of decrepit judges wearing white wigs and stockings while presiding over dark, dank and dreary courtrooms. While probate is one of our oldest traditions in American law, it certainly isn't the worst (I give the award to the rule...

A number of problems can arise from the instructions regarding how to dispose of a decedent’s assets under a will. One of the most common issues involves someone challenging a will based on a number of reasons related to its validity, its plan for the ...