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Thanksgiving on a Budget With Thanksgiving approaching, it is important that you start planning for the holiday now so that you can make an amazing Thanksgiving dinner without breaking the bank.  You will have all of this weekend to shop, plan, decorate and even test a recipe or two. Follow these tips below in order...
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The Probate Court Administrator submitted proposed revisions to the Probate Court Rules of Procedure to the Supreme Court on April 17, 2019. The revisions, which were drafted by the Probate Court Rules Advisory Committee, are currently pending before the Supreme Court. Follow the link below to review the revisions. [Click below to view he red-line...
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About a year ago, over the course of many months, in between taking care of my son and clients, I co-authored a book called “Tiger Tactics: Powerful Strategies for Winning Law Firms.”  Below is a sample.  Copies can be ordered on TigerTacticsBook.com. Balance They say when you have a baby, you should sleep when the...
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A conservator is a person appointed by the Probate Court to oversee the financial and/or personal affairs of an adult who is determined by the Probate Court to be incapa-ble of managing his or her affairs or unable to care for himself or herself. A conservator may also be appointed for a person who voluntarily...
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Last week, I talked about some of the benefits of hiring a probate attorney. If you’re sold on the idea of hiring a probate attorney to help you through the Will or probate process, but you’re not sure how to go about hiring the best attorney, this post is for you! I’ve come up with...
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One question that you might have as you create your last Will or sift through the Will of a loved one is – do I really need a lawyer to help me with this? Legally speaking, you do not NEED to hire a lawyer to assist you in creating a Will or probating a Will....
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Creating your Will is probably not an exciting experience. Facing your mortality and the task of splitting up your assets can seem depressing, however, it is an extremely necessary thing to do to ensure that in the event of an accident your family will be provided for and your wishes can be carried out. Here...
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There are two major kinds of probate – formal probate and informal probate. These types of probate are similar but they have a few distinct differences that should be noted. If you are trying to split up the assets of a deceased loved one, and you and your family are considering using the informal probate...
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Choosing whom to name as the executor of your Will is a big decision. You are essentially deciding who will be in charge of your affairs once you are gone. You need to pick someone that you trust not only as a person, but someone you trust to be organized and prepared to take on...
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Taking on the role of the executor during the probating of a loved one’s Will can be a big job. As the executor, you are responsible for putting the deceased’s affairs in order and distributing property and assets to the rightful inheritors. In last week’s post, I talked about fiduciary duty – the requirement for...
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