Does All of a Person’s Property Have to Go through Probate?

The short answer to this question is no, but a more accurate answer is it depends on whether the deceased wanted to avoid probate for some assets and, if so, how much advance planning was done. A well-structured, comprehensive estate plan can take advantage of legal tax savings and transfer property … [Read more...]

Which Assets are Subject to Probate and Which Are Non-Probate Assets?

Part of what we do when we help someone prepare a comprehensive estate plan is have a discussion about which assets are to be distributed through the Last Will and Testament and which assets are to be distributed by other means. A properly drafted and executed estate plan should clearly delineate … [Read more...]