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Probate services refer to the legal services provided to individuals or families involved in the administration of a deceased person's estate. These services typically involve the court-supervised process of distributing the deceased person's assets and properties to their beneficiaries or heirs according to their will or state laws if there is no will. Probate services may include drafting and filing legal documents, representing clients in court, resolving disputes between beneficiaries, managing estate assets, and advising clients on tax implications and strategies for asset protection. The goal of probate services is to ensure that the estate is distributed in an orderly and fair manner while minimizing costs and maximizing the value of the estate for the beneficiaries. Probate services are often provided by lawyers, but may also be provided by other professionals such as estate planners or financial advisors.

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Why a Last Will Is the Foundation of an Estate Plan

Posted on: January 22, 2020 | By: David Parker, Esq.
If you care about what happens to your money, home and other property after you die, you need to do some estate planning.
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How does Portability work?

What Happens If A Beneficiary Dies Before Receiving An Inheritance?

Posted on: January 9, 2020 | By: David Parker, Esq.
The death of a beneficiary scenario can arise in settling either a probate estate or a trust administration. The beneficiary’s death affects both the administration of the first decedent’s probate estate or trust and the administration of the beneficiary’s own estate.
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Legal Guardian and conservatorship

Tips for Choosing a Fiduciary

Posted on: December 16, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Being a fiduciary is a time-intensive and intellectually challenging task to put upon an individual.
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What Is a Pour-Over Will?

Posted on: October 13, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
When you create a living trust, you also sign a pour-over will. One of the main benefits of a trust is avoiding a court proceeding on death called probate, which is when wills are used.
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special needs planning

What if a beneficiary is not a citizen?

Posted on: September 27, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
The father of my three children died with no will. We were divorced. He owns a house and was married in the Philippines about two years ago. However, his new wife has not been given entrance to the U.S. What happens to his estate?
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What doesn't Medicare cover.

What Will Happen to Jeffrey Epstein’s Will?

Posted on: September 16, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Two days before he died in what was ruled a suicide in a Manhattan jail cell, Jeffrey Epstein signed a will that put all of his holdings into a trust.
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Is there a step-up-in-basis for real estate?

How Do I Get an Executor to Sell My Mom’s Home?

Posted on: September 9, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
If the will does not specifically provide a bequest of the home and the will says everything goes 50/50 to you and your sister, then the executor has the right and responsibility to sell the home to carry out the bequest.
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What was in Ray Liotta 's Will

What to Know Before Becoming an Executor?

Posted on: August 27, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
While it is an honor to be selected as an executor, executing a will takes more work than you might think.
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What doesn't Medicare cover.

Is a Will Contest Worth It?

Posted on: August 26, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
You never expected your mother to leave you a fortune, but you thought that she’d leave you something when she passed. Did a sneaky cousin have something to do with it? What do you do now?
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Can a BDIT save you on taxes?

Did the Queen of Soul Leave a Will or Die Intestate?

Posted on: June 23, 2019 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Three handwritten wills have been found in one of the homes of the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, all with a theme of providing for her four sons and even commentary involving others she felt were insincere or ‘grossly inefficient,’ according to the documents.
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