Why Probate?

Why Probate? Why Probate? Nobody voluntarily chooses probate. People are too busy or preoccupied with health or other issues to plan. They pass away without a living trust and their heirs—-usually their children—- find that they can’t sell Mom or Dad’s house without a court order or can’t transfer Mom or Dad’s bank account without Read more…

The Budget 2005 & Inheritance Tax

The Budget 2005 & Inheritance Tax Introduction ‘The Government’s economic objective is to build a strong economy and a fair society, where there is opportunity and security for all.” So reads the opening statement of the Labour Government’s 2005 Budget. But the word ‘fair’ is wide off the mark when considering the incidence of inheritance Read more…

Leaving time shares and probates to loved ones

Leaving time shares and probates to loved ones People who face time shares and probate issues have the trouble of deciding what will happen to the property. For those who do not know, probate is the legal process of transferring the property of a person upon their death. Time shares and probate costs a lot Read more…

Steve Bliss Explains The Role of a Probate Attorney

Probate is the legal process through which a deceased person’s estate is effectively distributed to beneficiaries, and designated recipients and any financial obligation owed to financial institutions are settled. If necessary, probate property is dispersed according to the decedent’s last will and testimony, if there is one, or according to state law if no will Read more…