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What Exactly Does the Probate Process Entail – the 10 Basic Steps of Probate

Submitted by Landon Reeves on Sun, 07/25/2021 - 14:38

This is a simplified explanation of the sequence of events of a standard probate. This process can vary greatly depending upon many factors and your circumstances may be different, but generally, this is the process you can expect. This explanation will not address the process if a Trust is in place because a Trust will generally allow the estate to avoid probate thereby making this explanation a moot point. To learn more about the differences between a Will and a Trust, visit our Blog titled “Estate Planning - Basics of Estate Planning (Wills vs.

Estate Planning - The Common and Often Complex Problem of Estate Planning for Blended Families

Submitted by Landon Reeves on Sun, 01/13/2019 - 10:25
It is extremely important to plan for the blended family in the event that one of the parents (or step-parents) passes away because so often the biological children of the first parent to decease gets left out and disinherited unintentionally. We see this all of the time and urge people to properly plan on the front end so that your children or your step-children do not get unintentionally disinherited.

Estate Planning - Basics of Estate Planning (Wills vs. Trusts)

Submitted by Landon Reeves on Tue, 11/13/2018 - 16:29

Estate planning, including wills, trusts, probate, and Medicaid planning, is a significant part of my practice, and I absolutely love it because I get to help families protect their hard-earned assets and property. I am a firm believer that everyone absolutely needs some form of estate planning in order to protect their current assets and to protect any assets that they might acquire in the future.