Many people believe that probate should be avoided at all costs. However, this is not true. In fact, some may spend more time and money trying to avoid probate than they would if they had simply followed the normal course of the probate administration process.
People treat the probate process as if it is as inevitable as, well, death and taxes.
We have been posting a number of blogs regarding probate issues over the past few weeks. Today, we'll discuss life insurance proceeds.
In the last episode of our "How to Avoid Probate" series, we discussed how co-ownership is an effective way around the probate process.
If you're of a certain age, you recognize the song from Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical Carousel:
If you are a surviving spouse, family member, heir, beneficiary or an executor of an estate, you may have many important issues to attend to in the aftermath of a loved one's death. While a decedent's debts are usually erased upon death, a blog posted last month discussed situations in which debts may remain.