Category Archives: Probate Administration

If you have recently lost a loved one in Missouri, the process of administering his or her estate will, in many cases, involve some element of probate. Probate is the formal legal process for executing the terms of a decedent’s will or determining what to do with the decedent’s estate if he or she did […]

Probate: it’s costly, lengthy, taxing, and, thankfully, avoidable. Although no one likes to think about their death, it’s important that you consider what will someday happen to your assets before that fateful day occurs. The probate procedure, in which debts are paid, paperwork is filed, and assets are distributed to beneficiaries, is an important part of […]

As you begin navigating the waters of estate planning, you will hear the term probate mentioned frequently. In fact, you may even be warned of it, as though it’s something dreadful that should be avoided at all costs. Work hard, plan ahead, take this route, not that route, all so that you can avoid probate. […]

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 […]