Formal probate could be required if the estate is complicated or if there is some probate litigation (e.g., a person challenging the will or doubting
Probate and Trust Administration
A trust is something that people with leftover money set up to support their family for generations to come. But a trust, used instead of
The immediate obligation of a Personal Representative, also known as an executor, is to protect the estate in a manner consistent with the decedent’s wishes.
With respect to determining what property goes into probate upon an individual’s death, there are two categories: Non-probate Property & Probate Property.
Probate is usually needed whenever a person dies with property titled in their name that must be re-titled before being transferred to their heirs.
Yes, the probate code allows personal representatives to take a reasonable fee for their services to the estate. Personal representatives are not required to receive
An ancillary estate is opened when a second state recognizes a probate case from a first state and grants the personal representative authority to act
An Affidavit of Collection of Personal Property, also known as a small estate affidavit, allows the collection of a decedent’s property in cases where opening
A will can be contested on a few different grounds. It is undoubtedly possible to contest a will successfully, but significant evidence is required, and
If you believe a personal representative is acting in bad faith, one possible first step is to try to confirm such suspicions. You can request