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The Beginner's Guide to Probate 💎

Probate is notoriously confusing. Small estate affidavits, formal vs. simple administration, executors & executrixes— there’s more than enough jargon to make your head spin. We get it, and that’s why we made a probate guide that actually tells you what you need to know without assuming anything. You’ll walk away with a tangible timeline, actionable next steps and real clarity on what probate actually means for you and your family.

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What Expenses Can an Executor Claim? List and Advice

What Expenses Can an Executor Claim? List and Actionable Advice

Probate isn’t cheap. In fact, the probate and estate settlement process costs approximately $14K for the average estate. Thankfully, you won’t be paying the $14K out of your own pocket as the executor or executrix of the estate.

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How Portability & DSUE for Estate and Gift Taxes Could Save You Millions

How Portability & DSUE for Estate and Gift Taxes Could Save You Millions (No, Really…)

There’s an often-overlooked estate tax tip that can allow certain individuals to shield millions—up to $12.06 million, to be precise—from federal gift and estate taxes. Seems too good to be true? It’s not.

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What Happens if a Deceased Person Owes Taxes?

What Happens & Who is Responsible if a Deceased Person Owes Taxes?

The short answer is that, excluding federal student loan debts, tax burdens don’t magically puff into a cloud of monetary magic and disappear — they are still owed by the “estate” of the deceased, which means you have to file a tax return on their behalf. 

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Does an Executor Have to Show Accounting to Beneficiaries? Answer & Expert Advice

Does an Executor Have to Show Accounting to Beneficiaries? Answer & Expert Advice

The short answer is yes, an executor has to show accounting to beneficiaries if requested, but context is key here.

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Per Stirpes vs. Per Capita

Per Stirpes vs. Per Capita in Wills & Estates — Context + Advice

Per Stirpes refers to when a deceased beneficiary's share is split between their heirs, and Per Capita refers to that split going to the remaining beneficiaries instead.

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What if the Executor Does Not Probate the Will? Perfect Context & Steps

What if the Executor Does Not Probate the Will? Strategies to Avoid a Complete Mess

Not probating a will can bring a whole host of legal headaches, and it's best to appoint someone who will get the job done if you can't.

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