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Probate services refer to the legal services provided to individuals or families involved in the administration of a deceased person's estate. These services typically involve the court-supervised process of distributing the deceased person's assets and properties to their beneficiaries or heirs according to their will or state laws if there is no will. Probate services may include drafting and filing legal documents, representing clients in court, resolving disputes between beneficiaries, managing estate assets, and advising clients on tax implications and strategies for asset protection. The goal of probate services is to ensure that the estate is distributed in an orderly and fair manner while minimizing costs and maximizing the value of the estate for the beneficiaries. Probate services are often provided by lawyers, but may also be provided by other professionals such as estate planners or financial advisors.

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5 Reasons a Will Is Your Secret Weapon (Even If You're Young and Healthy)

5 Reasons a Will Is Your Secret Weapon (Even If You're Young and Healthy)

POSTED ON: January 25, 2024 BY: Troy Werner
In the vibrant journey of life, especially when we’re young and healthy, planning for the unexpected is often relegated to the back burner. The concept of a will, typically associated with age or affluence, might seem like a distant need. Yet, it’s a powerful tool that transcends…
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Top 5 Estate Planning Nightmares You Can Avoid with a Will

Top 5 Estate Planning Nightmares You Can Avoid with a Will

POSTED ON: January 24, 2024 BY: Troy Werner
In the realm of estate planning, a common adage rings true: “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” As an experienced estate planning attorney, I’ve witnessed firsthand the turmoil and heartache that can ensue when individuals neglect the crucial step of…
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Designating Your Beneficiary

Designating Your Beneficiary

POSTED ON: January 23, 2024 BY: Troy Werner
Choosing a beneficiary is a critical decision in managing your financial and estate plans. This article delves into the nuances of beneficiary designations, offering insights into why making…
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Make a New Year's Resolution to Do Your Estate Planning in 2024

Make a New Year's Resolution to Do Your Estate Planning in 2024

POSTED ON: January 22, 2024 BY: Troy Werner
Creating or reviewing an estate plan is something that many people know they should do but often put off. It’s natural to say things like: “I’ll take care of it later,” or “I don’t have enough money to have an estate plan.” However, life and circumstances happen that may be out of your control. Every adult needs…
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Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families to Protect New Goals and Loved Ones

Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families to Protect New Goals and Loved Ones

POSTED ON: January 16, 2024 BY: Troy Werner
Estate planning for blended families presents unique challenges. Unlike traditional family structures, reports Barrons recent article titled, “When Remarrying Creates a Blended Family: Advice From Financial Pros,” blended families often involve complex relationships and diverse financial backgrounds, making the process of estate and financial planning more intricate. This article has tips for blended families on identifying overall estate planning goals and concerns and identifying heirs to protect your new family and future.
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Can You Completely Avoid Probate?

Can You Completely Avoid Probate?

POSTED ON: January 15, 2024 BY: Troy Werner
Many people want to learn how to avoid probate so their heirs don’t have to cope with these legal proceedings during a stressful time of grief after a death.
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Why a Trust Works for Multi-State Property Owners

Why a Trust Works for Multi-State Property Owners

POSTED ON: January 12, 2024 BY: Troy Werner
Whatever the case may be, owning real property in more than one state can be a problem after your death if you don’t want your estate tied up in probate court.
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Different Types of Wills: Understanding the Right One for You

Different Types of Wills: Understanding the Right One for You

POSTED ON: January 11, 2024 BY: Troy Werner
Navigating the world of estate planning can be complex and overwhelming, particularly when it comes to understanding the different types of wills available. Each type of will serves a unique purpose and caters to different estate planning needs…
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End-of-Life Documents: What You Need to Know

End-of-Life Documents: What You Need to Know

POSTED ON: January 10, 2024 BY: Troy Werner
End-of-life planning is a crucial aspect of life that often goes unaddressed until it’s too late. In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss the essential end-of-life documents everyone must prepare, ensuring peace of mind and assuring that your wishes are honored…
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Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Home to Your Children

Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Home to Your Children

POSTED ON: January 9, 2024 BY: Troy Werner
The home represents a large portion of the estate of many Americans. You, therefore, may intend to leave your family home to your children, as it is an asset that should retain its value over time.
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