Wills, Trusts & Probate Law Blog - Werner Law Firm

Wills, Trusts & Probate Law Blog

What Is Ancillary Probate? - Werner Law Firm

What Is Ancillary Probate?

The probate process is a step-by-step administration of a person’s estate or the assets and belongings they leave after death. Most probate courts also legitimize and assign an executor to a person’s last will and testament, tasking them with managing, evaluating, and distributing a decedent’s belongings after taking care of their final debts and financial

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What Is a Final Divorce Decree? - Werner Law Firm

What Is a Final Divorce Decree?

Most divorce cases take months, if not years, to resolve. And when they do finally end, you will be left with a stack of important documents – some of which seemingly, and confusingly, fulfill a similar purpose. One of these documents is your final decree of divorce. This is a so-called court document, which means

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35 Must-Know Basic Legal Terms in Estate Law - Werner Law Firm

35 Must-Know Basic Legal Terms in Estate Law

Estate plans and many of the basic legal terms ascribed to them date back to the archaic early days of English probate law, from Judeo-Christian primogeniture to the Wills Act of 1837. Since then, the basic principles of estate planning have barely changed, and while some terms are newer than others, most of them remain

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What Are Grantor Trust Rules? - Werner Law Firm

What Are Grantor Trust Rules?

A trust is a legal vehicle for holding assets and property “in trust” for another person. Trusts have three basic elements to them – the trustor, the trustee, and the beneficiary. The trustor is also called the grantor and is the creator of the trust whose assets and property are funded into the trust. Due

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