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Do I Need a Probate Attorney If I Was Named as the Executor of an Estate?

When a family member or loved one dies a period of grieving follows, during which time most people focus on their memories of the deceased and the life they shared with him or her. 31 more words

Co-habiting? Do you know that your partner may not inherit your estate?

If you are a co-habiting couple you are in good company with around 17% of families made up of co-habiting couples in the UK. 

Without a Will in place, everything you own, including potentially your half of the house, will be shared out in accordance with the intestacy rules – you can check your own position… 584 more words

Is Probate required if there is a Will?

The short answer to this question is yes. Regardless of whether the deceased has a will or not, most estates must go through probate in Pennsylvania. 505 more words


This is what it sounds like – when people die intestate

The biggest enemy of proper estate planning is procrastination. As the world knows, Prince died last week. Today we find out that he died intestate… 340 more words

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Courthouse Fashion... Dress for Success

A clerk magistrate once asked me, “Counselor, how do you always have your clients dress so nice?”  I laughed and smiled at the question, acknowledging the overall appearance of litigants inside the courthouse on that day. 390 more words

Babbitt v. Superior Court

Trust beneficiary did not have any right to obtain information about the disposition of assets while the trust was revocable.  While the Babbitts’ family trust remained revocable—during the lifetime of both Babbitts—the beneficiaries of the trust had no right to any accounting of the trust’s assets or affairs.  40 more words