A will is a legal document that coordinates the distribution of your assets after death.  Unfortunately, there are circumstances when disputes occur among surviving family members that can lead to a will contest.  Say, for example, your grandmother had indicated that she wanted to leave all of her assets to her children and grandchildren.  However,…

The legal process of the transferring of property upon a person’s death is known as probate.   Probate means “to prove” and it is the court-supervised process of authenticating (or proving) a last will and testament. It includes locating and determining the value of the decedent’s assets, paying his or her final bills and taxes, and distributing…

A Personal Representative (sometimes also referred to as an executor) is the person who is named in a will to manage the decedent’s affairs after death.   This role is an important one.  Oftentimes, understanding what the role entails can help in making the decision of who to name in your will to act as Personal Representative.  If you…

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