All Probate Articles
Here's a roadmap of the common steps involved in the probate process.
Any probate lawyer will tell you that the only thing worse than regular probate is ancillary probate, which may be necessary when estate assets are he...
Many states offer useful probate shortcuts when it comes to transferring vehicles to the people who inherit them.
It’s a good idea to spend some time interviewing a few probate lawyers before you settle on one.
If you're the executor and you're going through probate, make the court clerk your new best friend.
The probate process is easier in states that have adopted the Uniform Probate Code (a set of laws designed to streamline probate) - only sixteen have.
Lots of assets, including real estate and retirement accounts, may not need to go through probate.
There are several different ways to structure payments to a probate lawyer--be sure you pick the one that makes the most sense for your situation.
If there's a will, you can't start a probate case until you file it with the court.
You don't have to turn everything over to a lawyer--these days, legal services are available a la carte. This can save on legal fees.
Executors might be pleasantly surprised to find that they won't need to conduct a whole probate court proceeding.
Here's what to expect if the estate you're administering is eligible to use streamlined "summary probate" procedures.
Many executors are able to wrap up an estate themselves, without hiring a probate lawyer.