The matter of estate planning is unique in a sense because it involves a process that few people ever participate in directly other than probate lawyers. For this reason delving into your DIY passions when it comes to will creation is probably not a good idea. Your will is going to have to pass through the process of probate, which makes it very difficult for the uninitiated to effectively draw up homemade wills because they have no experience dealing with the probate or surrogate court. Most … [Read more...] about Homemade Wills
When you are only going to be doing something once you are not going to be able to call on the benefit of experience to help you along, so you generally have to engage the services of a specialist. Estate planning falls into this category, and though everyone is aware of the fact that assets are traditionally transferred after death through a will, there are other legal instruments that are worth considering as well. One of these is the revocable living trust, and more and more people are … [Read more...] about Estate Planning & Revocable Living Trusts
The term "probate" is something that you will be barraged with when you begin to look into the topic of estate planning, and by definition probate is the legal process that an estate generally passes through before it is formally closed. So probate lawyers are elder law experts who have an advanced understanding of probate and surrogate court procedures. They represent the interests of their clients as their respective estates go through probate. But this is only a small portion of the overall … [Read more...] about What Can A Probate Lawyer Do For You?