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Mar 21

Probate: What It Is & How To Avoid It—Part 2

By Donald J. Gary Jr.

Unless you’ve created an estate plan that works to keep your family out of court, when you die (or become incapacitated) many of your assets must go through probate before those assets can be distributed to your heirs. Like most court proceedings, probate can be time-consuming, costly, and open to the public, and because of […]

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Mar 14

Probate: What It Is & How To Avoid It—Part 1

By Donald J. Gary Jr.

Unless you’ve created a proper estate plan, when you die many of your assets must first pass through the court process known as probate before those assets can be distributed to your heirs. Like most court proceedings, probate can be time-consuming, costly, and open to the public, and because of this, avoiding probate—and keeping your […]

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