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Probate: An Introduction

What Is Probate?

  • Probate is the court-supervised legal procedure for gathering and distributing one’s assets upon death

What Are Some Reasons to Avoid Probate?

  • Time.  Probate proceedings in California may on average take 12 months to conclude…
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Common Misconceptions

Ineffective codicil

This morning Martin J dismissed an application for probate of an informal codicil under s18 of the Succession Act 1981 (Qld).

The deceased left a duly executed will, prepared by a solicitor. 516 more words

Case Updates

What Does a Surviving Spouse Receive if Omitted from the Will?

  In my previous blog regarding lost wills, I discussed a client whose husband’s original will was lost. One discerning reader asked what happened to the client—wouldn’t she inherit everything from her husband anyway? 430 more words

Estate Planning

Is Northern California Probate Always Required?

Is Northern California Probate Always Required? from Timothy Murphy This property could not be distributed during the probate process, and it can be time-consuming. Learn more about Northern California Probate Always Required in this presentation. 7 more words

How is the Personal Representative of a Will Compensated and Professional Fees Determined?

The personal representative, the attorney, and other professionals whose services may be required in administering the probate estate (such as appraisers and accountants), are entitled by law to reasonable compensation… 311 more words


Probate Law – We’re there for you.

If you have a loved one or friend that has passed there is usually a need for legal assistance with probating wills and/or administering an estate. 62 more words