Archive | Probate Court

Probate is a legal process, often involving a probate court appearance, which someone’s estate has to pass through if they have not set up a trust. It is used to pass title and distribute a person’s assets. In a difficult and emotional time such as this, it is important that your family have advice and guidance from experienced estate planners and lawyers like those at Silverman Law Offices.

People often make serious mistakes in their attempt to avoid probate court. In the articles below, we discuss several of these potential pitfalls, how to avoid them, and how to proceed if you should find yourself in an unfortunate situation.

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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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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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