Category Archives: Probate

Probate 101


What is probate?

"Probate" comes from a Latin word meaning "to prove." In other words, probate is the process of proving that a person's last will and testament is both genuine and valid. This process takes the form of a court proceeding. How long probate takes, and how complicated it is, depends upon a

Where to store your Will

Many people believe that there is no safer place then to store a Will then in a safe deposit box. Yes, there are few safer places then a safe deposit box, however it is too safe. The issue with storing a Will in a safe deposit box is after you pass your personal representative is


Conceptual symbold home made from black and white hands isolated over white background   A trust is a relationship whereby property is held by one party for the benefit of another. A trust is created by a settlor, who transfers property to a trustee. The trustee holds that property for the trust's beneficiaries.   An owner of property that
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