business assets and probate

Business Assets and Probate

Understanding Business Assets and Probate Question: My father recently passed away. His only asset of any value was his small manufacturing business Corporation. Is his business subject to probate? Answer: To answer your question I need to briefly answer a question that I am often asked, “What is probate”? Probate is the legal process used to […]

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avoid probate, dangerous shortcuts

Don’t Create Dangerous Shortcuts to Avoid Probate Court

I recently received the following question from a reader of my Arizona Republic newspaper column: My mother recently passed away. She wrote a will, but to avoid probate she left her residence to my three siblings and me by a beneficiary deed, put her bank accounts into my name, and left a list for the distribution […]

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Lou Silverman Achieves Specialist Certification

We are pleased to announce that Lou Silverman has achieved certification from the Arizona State Bar as a Certified Specialist in Estate and Trust Law. There are strict requirements for receiving this certification including practicing for at least five years in this field, two of which need to be devoted almost entirely to the field, […]

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Introducing Our New Office Manager

We are pleased to welcome Shelli Vaughn as our new office manager. Shelli joined Silveman Law Offices in June. Shelli is originally from Kansas but has lived in Arizona for 20 years. She graduated from ASU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and enjoyed a career as a high school English teacher before working in […]

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