Probate

Helpful stories, resources and guides from real people navigating or advising through probate.
How to Read a Will: Actual Walkthrough and Good Advice

How to Read a Will: Actual Walkthrough and Practical Advice

Knowing how to read a will is an important part of being an executor — otherwise you're flying blind! And they aren't that bad if you know what to look for.

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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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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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How to Avoid Probate

How to Avoid Probate: Actual Answer + Insider Advice

Can you avoid probate? Should you avoid probate? We've got the insider answers & advice that you usually have to pay a lawyer for.

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How Much Does Probate Cost? Who Pays + How to Save

How Much Does Probate Cost? Who Pays + How to Save

If probate takes over a year... how much does it all cost? Here's what you need to know.

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Testate vs. Intestate: What the Difference Means for Inheritance Atticus Magazine Feature Image

Testate vs. Intestate: Details on Inheritances, Laws, & More

Whether someone dies testate or intestate has huge implications on how inheritances and the probate process play out. Here's what you need to know.

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