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How Will Your Estate be Administered in Court?

The “probate” process, as it is often referred to, involves judicial officials, such as the Surrogate’s Court judges, appointing a fiduciary upon proper application to administer a decedent's estate. While state Surrogate Court laws may vary, the general process is quite…

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Will a Creditor Disrupt Your Probate Process?

When a testamentary dies, a personal representative (executor) makes a public record of the date of death, which may even be published in a local newspaper. In part, this information serves as notice to creditors if the decedent has an outstanding…

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A Guide for Understanding the Probate Process

Probate is the legal process of handling the estate of someone who has passed, where an executor assists in the distribution of the assets, clearing any debts, and finalizing any taxes owed in accordance with the will. To begin probate, a…

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