Category: Probate

First Steps in Probate

You may have found that you are in need of a Probate Attorney following the death of a family member or close friend.  A Probate Attorney can help you from the very beginning in knowing what the first steps are and guiding you through the court process. It is helpful to do the following prior [..]

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3 Reasons You Want to Avoid Probate

When you pass away, your family may need to visit a probate court in order to claim their inheritance. Although having a will is a good basic form of planning, a will does not avoid probate. Instead, a will simply lets you inform the probate court of your wishes – your family still has to [..]

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Do My Spouse and Kids Inherit Everything When I Die?

Many people think that if they die while they are married, their spouse and kids automatically inherit everything. They are likely referring to the rules that apply to someone who has died without a will. In legal jargon, it is called “intestate”. Each state has differing intestate laws. The general rule is that your spouse [..]

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Probate in Sacramento

The Probate Court oversees the probate process. In Sacramento County, the Probate Court is located on Power Inn Road. The probate court in Sacramento County and other counties divides the property of someone who is deceased. They oversee the distribution of assets and the payments of liabilities, which includes payment of debts and distribution of [..]

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Executor of a Will or An Estate: 3 Helpful Tips

As an executor of a Will or an Estate, you are responsible for assets getting to the correct beneficiaries. This is a large job, that usually comes while still in grieving. To accurately do the job, you need to be organized and pay attention to details. This job can easily become overwhelming. Here are three [..]

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Why do I want to Avoid the Probate Process?

One of the main reasons people create estate plans is to avoid the probate process. But, what does this really mean and how does it benefit your family? Probate is the legal process used by courts to administer the estate of a deceased individual. During the probate process, all claims made against the estate are [..]

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