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What is probate?

Probate is the court proceeding to administer an estate when one passes away.  There are several steps to the probate process, which causes the length and cost of an otherwise avoidable ordeal.  First, the court appoints a person to be in charge of the decedent’s estate.  This person is called the personal representative.  The personal representative

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What is a Durable Power of Attorney and when do I need one?

If you do not already have Durable Powers of Attorney, you need them now. Durable Powers of Attorney allow you to appoint someone you know and trust to make your health care and financial decisions in the event you are incapable of making those decisions. If you become incapacitated without these legal documents in place, then you

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What is a Will?

A Will is a document that a person signs to provide for the orderly disposition of assets after death. Wills do not avoid probate. Wills have no legal authority until the Will-maker dies and the original will is delivered to the Probate Court. Still, everyone with minor children, at the very least, needs a Will. The

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