Problems with Probate

Problems with Probate

Many people have heard they should avoid probate, but few understand what probate is and how the process works.

What is Probate?

Probate is the legal process that wraps up a person’s legal and financial affairs after their death. During the probate process a person’s property is identifies, cataloged, and appraised. In addition, probate makes certain any outstanding debts and taxes are paid. It can be a complex process, filled with very specific legal requirements.

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The Cost of Your Family Tree

The Cost of Your Family Tree
Planning your finances for retirement is a challenge and it seems to only become more challenging as time moves on. When people look at the roadblocks in the way of their retirement, fingers are often pointed at things like the housing bubble bursting, the economy, the year 2008, the government budget, and so on. But it turns out that one of the biggest enemies to your retirement might be much closer to home, or maybe even in your home.
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