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. When it comes to probate it can be intimidating, difficult and frustrating. What do you need to [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

You Never Give Me Any Money – Estate Planning with an Irresponsible Child

Irresponsible Child: Difficulties with estate planning Estate planning is a commonly overlooked tool that can give you peace of mind and help your children after your passing. Parents want what is best for their children: to live happily, healthily, and hopefully to be more successful than their parents before them. Sometimes, however, you might understand [...]

Legacy: From Father to Son in The Black Panther

Connecting Our Movie Experience to Reality Over the weekend, I saw the latest Marvel smash hit everyone is raving about: Black Panther. The movie stars the titular hero played by Chadwick Boseman, the newly crowned king of the fictional futuristic African country, Wakanda. In ancient times, a meteor carrying a powerful substance known as vibranium [...]

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