Do Predeceased Heirs Receive a Share of an Estate?

When a person passes away without a Will the law determines who receives shares of the estate and in what proportions. Dying without a Will is called “intestacy” and the shares which pass by intestacy are called “intestate shares”.   The law is laid out very clearly as to who receives shares and in what […]
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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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Overcoming Tangled Title Inheritance Property Situations

One of the major goals of probate is to pass real estate owned by a deceased person to the heirs. Although real estate is only one type of asset that can pass through probate, the majority of estates contain some kind of real estate.   Estate Properties with Tangled Title   Many of our clients […]
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