Probate

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21 Reasons 2021 is the Year of the Estate Plan

If you’ve delayed getting your estate planning documents together, this year, 2021, is the year to get it done. Think about it. You are stuck in this pandemic which took away your control over so many things. You cannot travel and visit with others as you wish. This entire time can be viewed as a complete time waster, if we do not act to create something of value. How about using 2021 to create the joy of accomplishment?

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Pandemic Planning-Wills, Trusts and More

People under the age of 65 account for more than 20% of COVID-related deaths in the US. However, young people are less likely to have estate planning documents, like a will or advanced directive, in place than those of older adults. This means that many people who are dying from coronavirus likely do not have documents in place to dictate who cares for their children or what happens to their home or money.

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The Probate Process

The probate process varies state to state and even county to county, in terms of costs, money and the time it takes from start to finish. Usually, the estate must hire an attorney to assist the Personal Representatives in all of the tasks and necessary paperwork. A simple probate takes a few months. If litigation is involved, it may take several years. The average probate may last a year.

Your Roadmap to How a Will Travels Down the Probate Road

If you are not sure how a Last Will and Testament travels down the probate road, then look no further. This road map will explain the journey of your Last Will and Testament as it finds its way to probate court. You will finally understand the meaning of a Last Will and Testament, why it’s needed, and what happens after a person dies with or without a Will. So, jump in and let’s travel along the probate road