There are few words that elicit true horror like the words “probate litigation.” We understand. You worked hard for the life that you built, and you just want to make sure your loved ones are protected. There are ways to reduce the stress of probate and avoid litigation, so that your final wishes go off…

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Probate is a process that can be as emotionally driven as any other area of law that deals with interpersonal relationships. Hurt feelings can become the catalyst behind feeling the need to contest a will. Causing equal urgency can be the belief that some wrongdoing has occurred with the intent to defraud heirs to an…

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Avoiding probate litigation depends on a variety of factors, such as how well the family members get along, and the types (and amounts) of assets in dispute. Plain and simple, the fewer assets that pass through probate, the less likely there will be a probate contest. An experienced Maryville probate lawyer explains how the following…

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Probate is the way in which the assets of someone who dies are passed to his/her spouse, children, and other designees, and how creditors are paid. Probate requires that a personal representative be appointed (either by a Will or by the court) to collect, account for, and distribute the decedent’s assets. Typical assets include bank…

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