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The complexities of probate litigation can range from guardianships and conservatorships to will and trust contests, to real estate disputes, to using true intentions to make gifts. By planning for the future, one can greatly reduce or eliminate probate litigation risk. The creation of comprehensive estate plans that are routinely

Probate may seem complex and expensive, but it is a standard legal procedure that establishes how decedents' assets can be passed to their chosen heirs. The type of property that you own and how you own it, as well as your state's laws, determine whether you need probate. The probate

You may have heard, back in 2007, of a Maltese pet pup named "Trouble" whose human, hotel heiress Leona Helmsley, left a trust fund of $12 million to pay for Trouble's care. Unfortunately, pet inheritances ever since have enjoyed a dubious reputation.  The Value of an Animal Trust for Your Pet For

The probate court is the legal process of validating a person's will and ensuring an executor handles the decedent's assets, debts, and final tax filings by law and according to the decedent's wishes. To begin probate, a personal representative or executor must file with the county court where the decedent