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Finding Assets of a Crossville, Tennessee Estate

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Dec 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Because most people either having nothing more than a will, or no will at all, most estates will have to go through probate, and the courts will appoint an administrator (or executor) who is in charge of taking care of each step in the process. The executor will often make things a bit less overwhelming by hiring a local estate planning lawyer. One of the first things either the courts or the lawyer will tell the executor is that they need to create a list of assets.

Am I Responsible for My Deceased Parent's Debts?

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Dec 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is bad enough when a parent dies, but then the hounding from the parent's creditors begins. The creditors try to convince the grieving children that they are personally responsible for paying the parent's debts. As a general rule, this is simply not true, but some of the exceptions can swallow up the rule completely, so it is important to understand the nuances.

Probate Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Sep 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

An estate planning attorney can guide you through the process … with or without probate. Financial and family situations are often challenging, as you work to protect your assets, privacy and family peace. You have to deal with state laws, federal laws and the word “probate” but it isn't alw...

U.S. and Canada See Increase in Will Challenges

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Mar 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

As size of estates increase, so do the number of challenges.  However, success isn't easy to come by. As the number of wealthy estates increase, both the U.S. and Canada find themselves in challenges brought about by people who believe they didn't get their fair share, according to The Globe...

Avoiding Probate Isn’t Always Best Approach

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Feb 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sometimes it is best if your home does go through probate. Putting  your child's name on the deed of a home may avoid probate.  However, it is almost always a very bad idea because of the risks involved, according to My Prime Time News in "Deeds and Probate Avoidance."

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