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Before we answer that question, we first want to ask another question: Do you need a Will? Most people would say that yes, they need a Will. Well, a Living Trust is simply a Will that is more comprehensive and flexible. The average cost of...

Yes, I recommend that everyone have a Living Will. I shake my head every time I hear the story of Terri Schiavo, the young lady who mysteriously collapsed one day in 1990 and soon fell into a permanent "locked in state." Her ex-husband wants to...

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...