Category Archives: Probate Administration

Whenever people talk about probate, they tend to make it sound like it’s a nightmare for everyone who undergoes the process. While it’s true that probate can be a complicated process – and that some instruments like trusts might be more advantageous for people with diversified assets – they don’t have to be prohibitively hard. […]

Fans of the popular television show Succession may be somewhat familiar with what happens when a person dies without a solid will, but the laws will be different from state to state. If you die without a will in Missouri, your assets will be transferred to your closest relatives because of the state’s intestate succession […]

When writing out your will and preparing for the probate process, one of the most important decisions you will have to make is to choose an executor. An executor, otherwise known as a personal representative, protects your property after your death. Their role is to ensure that your estate remains intact until all debts and […]

Also known as a Transfer on Death deed, a beneficiary deed is a particular type of deed that can be used to transfer ownership of real estate outside the reach of a probate court. Typically used in transactions like reverse mortgages, the beneficiary deed grants an interest in real property to a beneficiary at the […]

Do you speak legalese? Whether you do or you don’t, you’ll be happy to know that English is still the preferred language of American attorneys. Communication is key when it comes to estate planning, so if your attorney isn’t willing to explain unfamiliar terms to you and speak in clear language, it’s time to find […]

Eventually every Estate Plan requires administration. What is administration in the context of an estate plan? To put it simply, it is the process that occurs after someone has passed. Many people neglect to prepare for their estate planning administration, making it difficult for their attorneys to take control of the situation. We do our […]