How to Handle Business Interests After a Family Member’s Passing

My firm has an intense passion for assisting people with an entrepreneurial spirit. I sincerely value and applaud the efforts of those who create and grow small businesses of all types. In the case of a loved one who passed away with a business interest, the business interest often passes through the deceased’s estate. But […]
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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 Can a Family Member Disclaim an Inheritance?

What happens if a person named in a Will does not want to accept an inheritance gift? Our firm is often asked this question when handling the probate process. It is an important question because disclaimers affect the shares of the remaining beneficiaries and have potential tax implications.   How Can a Person Refuse an […]
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