What is Ancillary Probate?

A loved one who passes away with money or property leaves behind an “estate” to the surviving family. The process of opening the estate and honoring the loved one’s wishes is called probate. Probate begins by opening the estate and appointing an estate representative. The estate is always opened in the county where the person […]
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How Missing a Probate Deadline Can Cause Major Financial Headaches

The months following the passing of a loved one are a time of great difficulty and sadness for the surviving family. It is also during this time that the pressure to complete the legal and financial responsibilities for the estate begins. It is not uncommon and even quite natural to delay taking action to settle […]
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