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How to Go About Settling an Estate in Absence of a Will?

If you are in the process of settling inheritance of a deceased individual who did not leave any will, you certainly have a plenty of questions that are still unanswered related to how the inheritance will be distributed. 429 more words

Business

Save Your Dollars for Your Heirs – Avoid a Needless Probate

While last time we discussed PEACA (Oregon HB 2647 – Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices Act), today we are discussing an alternate option: Oregon SB 369. 399 more words

Assets

Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?

Before we explain why someone may want to avoid probate, we should provide a basic explanation of the process itself. Probate by definition is official proving of a will or determining it s validity. 142 more words

Some Basic Estate Planning Definitions, Part 1

Estate – all the valuable things that a person owns, especially at death.  Some examples of items that can be in a person’s estate: land, real estate, art, collectibles, antiques, cash, investments, retirement plans, and life insurance (This list is not inclusive, so really it could be anything that someone owns). 121 more words

Attorneys

Financial Truths Seminar Recap

One of the missions for my law practice is to educate the public on important legal issues such as estate planning.  Over half of American adults do not have a will and most think that having an estate plan is not necessary.  178 more words

Estate Planning

Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adams

As part of CEB’s commitment to bringing together California’s legal community, here’s a short interview with one of your fellow attorneys, Agnieszka Adams:

CEB: What is your practice area and how did you choose it? 441 more words

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