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What Can a Creditor Do to Disrupt a Probate

It is the responsibility of a personal representative (executor) to publish a public record of the date of death of a testator, usually in a local newspaper. In part, this information serves as notice to creditors if the decedent has…

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The Many Benefits of a Trust

A trust is a great mechanism for handling estate business and it can be beneficial to anyone with any number of assets. You want to keep your affairs private and stay out of probate court? Maybe you have stepchildren? You…

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A Guide for Understanding Advance Directives

Kevin was watching his wife Winnie in her nursing home room with tears in his eyes. The medical staff just finished inserting a feeding tube into Winnie – an act Kevin knew she didn’t want. Unfortunately, Winnie couldn’t express her…

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Why Should You Avoid Probate Court?

You may have heard that it's best to avoid probate court if you can. But just because people may have heard that term, doesn’t mean they know exactly what probate means, why it can be a problem, or how to…

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A Trust for Your Beloved Pet

A pet trust makes it possible for you to continue to provide for your pet when you have passed. A pet trust is a legal arrangement that will specify how to care for and take care financially of your beloved…

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How Does a Power of Attorney Work?

The person you trust to manage your obligations when you are no longer capable, need to be chosen with care. A power of attorney (POA), otherwise known as an agent to your principal, has the legal authority to represent and…

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