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How To Find the Right Probate Attorney in 2024 (For Executors)

By The Probate Guy |

When someone dies, it is often necessary to go through the probate process. After someone passes away and leaves behind a Will, the executor is responsible for probating the Will. Probate entails, among other things, proving that a Will is valid, gathering and inventorying assets, paying debts and taxes, and distributing remaining assets to… Read More »

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What Happens if the Personal Representative Cannot Fulfill Their Duties?

By The Probate Guy |

After someone dies, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate serves a crucial role. The personal representative is responsible for administering the decedent’s estate. The administration process, also called probate, entails gathering the estate assets, valuing the assets, notifying creditors and beneficiaries, paying debts, and distributing inheritance to beneficiaries. If you recently lost a… Read More »

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Inheriting a Family Business: Some Crucial Things You Should Know

By The Probate Guy |

A family business is a type of business that is owned or run by members of one family. Family businesses have several advantages over other business entities, including long-term focus and commitment, which contributes to stability, continuity, and legacy, a dedicated workforce, and personal investment. When a family business owner dies, it is common… Read More »

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Tips To Help Siblings Resolve Probate Disputes

By The Probate Guy |

Sibling disputes are bound to arise after a parent dies and the probate process begins. During probate, sibling disputes can arise from various factors. Some of the main causes of sibling disputes during probate include unclear Will instructions, unmet expectations, unequal distribution, external influences, poor communication, and lack of trust. Unfortunately, sibling disputes during… Read More »

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Some Myths About Probate You Need To Avoid Falling for in 2024

By The Probate Guy |

Probate is the process through which a deceased person’s estate is administered. The probate process can be complicated, and like any other complex area of law, many myths abound about probate. Unless you have been through probate previously, it is quite easy to fall for these myths. Falling for probate myths can have several… Read More »

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How Long Does a California Probate Take in 2024?

By The Probate Guy |

Probate is a legal process that occurs after someone passes away. This process involves the validation of the decedent’s Will (if they left behind a Will), the identification of estate assets, the valuation of those assets, debt payment, and the distribution of assets to beneficiaries or heirs. If you recently lost a loved one… Read More »

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Mistakes To Avoid When Serving as an Executor (For 2024)

By The Probate Guy |

When people draft wills, they usually name someone in the will as their executor. An executor is the party responsible for carrying out the probate process on behalf of a deceased individual. Probate is the legal process that takes place after someone passes away that involves, among other things, the validation of the will… Read More »

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Reopening Probate in California

By The Probate Guy |

Probate is the process of settling a deceased person’s estate. It entails, among other things, identifying and locating the decedent’s assets, appraising the assets, paying creditor debts, and distributing the remaining assets to beneficiaries. Probate can be a lengthy and complex process. Once this process is closed, it is generally considered finalized. However, in… Read More »

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What Are the Benefits of Choosing a Probate Lawyer Near Me?

By The Probate Guy |

In California, after a person passes away, their Will or estate needs to go through the probate process. In simple terms, probate is the process of administering a deceased person’s Will (if there is one) or estate if there is no Will. The probate process can be a complex and emotional one for a… Read More »

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Can You Use Alternative Dispute Resolution for Probate Issues?

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During the probate process, disputes can arise due to several reasons. Often, probate disputes arise from disagreements among beneficiaries or other interested parties. Examples of common probate disputes include Will contests, guardianship disputes, family disputes, and creditor claim disputes. When probate disputes arise, people often assume they must go to court. However, going to… Read More »

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How I Make Probate Easier? MEET ATTORNEY ROBERT L. COHEN

I love being a probate attorney. I love helping people through a very difficult time in their lives with the probate process. My practice focuses solely on probate matters. My job is to complete the probate process as efficiently and painlessly for my clients as possible. I have found that paying the upfront costs of probate adds unneeded stress, so I will advance all of the fees and costs for the probate. No money is required to complete the probate. I will be reimbursed at the end of the case when you receive your inheritance. Call me NOW to discuss your case for free.

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