Order of Discharge

The end of your role as conservator, guardian, personal representative, trustee or power of attorney is near. One of the final forms in probate, which we are going to cover, is the Order of Discharge. This document says to the court that you have completed all the responsibilities for the interested parties and you are [...]

Trust Disputes and the Trust Litigation Timeline

The Probate Pro litigates trust disputes in probate court. A dispute involving any trust or aspect of a trust, whether it be the language of the trust, the actions of a trustee or beneficiary, or another facet of a trust, is referred to as a trust dispute or trust litigation. As a trustee, you are [...]

Navigating Through A Trust Dispute

Trust is a word with multiple meanings. We all know trust means that you have firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone else. Trust also has a legal definition, which pertains to an arrangement whereby a person (the trustee) holds an asset such as property or money for the benefit of [...]

The Tom Petty Estate Drama Continues

Earlier this year, we talked about Tom Petty's estate and how family drama has reached a boiling point. Daughter Adria and widow Dana York Petty have been entangled in the estate of the late rock icon for at least a year and a half now. At first, we talked about how Adria and her sister [...]

How do I Probate when a Loved One Passes Away?

How do I probate? A loved one has recently passed away and I'm left without much of an idea as to what should happen next. Please help.   When a loved one dies, there are many things to consider. Setting up funeral arrangements and deciding whether to do a burial or cremation are a few [...]

Five Frequent Supplemental Needs Trust Questions

Written by Andrew Lorelli Supplemental Needs Trusts (“SNTs”, also called Special Needs Trusts) are a common estate planning tool. SNTs are for people who receive means-tested government benefits, as well as those who also may be the beneficiaries of an estate or the recipient of settlement funds after a lawsuit. SNTs are designed to allow [...]

Special Needs Trusts, What Are They?

Generally, a Special Needs Trust is a very specific trust that can be beneficial to those receiving government benefits because of special needs. Most commonly in this category is Medicaid and SSI.  To receive government benefits such as Medicaid and SSI, an individual must have limited assets and income.  A Special Needs Trust is [...]

Worried About Your Furry Friend If Something Happens To You?

Many people with children give a great deal of consideration as to who will take care of them if something were to happen to both parents. But what about the furry members of our families? Without a written, clearly defined plan, your pets could end up in a shelter or euthanized. That’s why it is [...]

Probate Lawyer Near Me

Now, unless you have ever needed a probate lawyer, it is likely that you have no idea what one is. Probate law includes many areas – estate and trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships, litigation and appeals, estate planning and special needs trusts, and more. The Probate Pro has highly-experienced lawyers in each of these areas. [...]

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