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There is something very unique about probate administration law practice. It’s because of the nature of the work. You’re dealing with people making plans for their passing, or assisting families in straightening out the situation created by the death of a family member. This work can become as much therapy to help through the grieving

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Yesterday there was discussion with a client about a trust, or whether something simpler could be used. Husband was concerned that, upon death, wife would have assets but be too unsophisticated, and in a reduced capacity, to handle them. The answer was provided by the excellence of character and intelligence of their daughter. By making

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The office is making outreach to various groups, client bases and organizations to make our probate administration services available on a broad scale. My own CPA has agreed to pass on a notice posted in the Lawyer’s Weekly Newspaper highlighting our connections in probate work. He is shocked so many people that he does taxes

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People don’t know that ignoring something doesn’t make it go away. A family may have had parents, who die, leaving siblings. Now one wants to sell the house, get some money. Did you know you’re going to have to probate two estates to unblock the chain of title to make the property ready for sale?

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The prime reason to utilize an attorney in probate matters is because the protocol and procedure is just complicated enough to require one. In Florida, e.g. you can’t probate an estate without an attorney. Some states, like Arkansas, give the personal representative a fee of 5% of the gross estate. So, be aware and take

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You would not believe how UNPREPARED families are to be on good ground to receive monies they were expecting when so and so passed on. The will they’re banking on is invalid. The decedent lives in another state. There’s been a CPA type guy running around doing things in the decedent’s name. It’s a cluster

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Throughout this period of starting to focus on probate administration, and the instruments that go with it (health care proxy, wills, e.g.), there have been other cases within the office. The variety is what I have enjoyed. A claim against CVS for medication error. Fighting seven (7) lawyers representing a 94-year-old widow who had asbestos-laced

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It is presently enjoyable to take this section and make the office blog section more “personalized”. The office brochure says a unique name, a unique practice, a unique approach. So be it. Probate administration is something many lawyers would say they do, but few would say they concentrate on it. Each big, high-brow firm has

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Staff has done a form of “audit” – going to other probate lawyer, or firm sites – to see what they have; what kind of blog, if any. Kathy has been excited to find how much more this site posts then many. It’s a “feature” of our office that the sophisticated would notice. Since the

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Have done this series of more personal posts during the winter while staff is coordinating specific legal posts on some things you may not see – like a petition to partition – (there were 69 of those in Norfolk County – last year I’ve done a few of them). There are more and more instances

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