Is Probate Necessary When a House was Jointly Titled?

Properties which were jointly titled with another person can create confusion for families who have lost a loved one. It is common for family members to pass away leaving property that was co-owned with another person. We are often asked What should be done with estate property that was co-owned with another person?   Who […]
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How Can You Overcome Estate Property Roadblocks?

Real estate often makes up the largest asset in a loved one’s estate. But transferring real estate can be tricky, especially if the property is tied up in a legal situation. Legal problems can prevent the sale of estate property or cause the proceeds of sale to be held in escrow.   We regularly encounter […]
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Who Receives My Property if I Die Without a Will?

Who Receives My Property if I Die Without a Will?   Probate (which lawyers call estate administration) is the process of settling a deceased person’s estate. This process involves appointing a personal representative, known as an administrator or executor, paying all of the debts and taxes and distributing the inheritance to the beneficiaries. The deceased’s […]
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