Category: Probate Services

When a Family Member Dies Without Assets

My Uncle Spike had two claims to fame: He was a nationally recognized ghost hunter, and he was the Yukon Cornelius of the Penobscot River, prospecting for gold and regaling the locals and passers-through with his tales of adventure and fortune. (I am not making this up.) A millionaire, however, he was not. Bless his …

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Does all Property go Through Probate?

The purpose of a Last Will and Testament is to control the distribution of property in your probate estate after your death. But what property makes up your probate estate? Not all of it! Anything that is not part of your probate estate is not controlled by your Will and therefore will not be distributed …

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Increased Privacy Protections Proposed for the Probate Courts

Are you aware of your probate court privacy protections? Would you expect that the inventory of a loved one’s estate would be viewable by anyone in the public? If someone was seeking to become your guardian or conservator, would you think that documents with your medical conditions and prognosis or with your assets would be …

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