Can Your Parent’s Estate Go to Probate?

It can be very difficult to deal with the passing of a parent. But when you are left to deal with their estate it can get quite confusing rather quickly – especially if it goes to probate. Probate is the settling of an individual’s estate by a court-appointed executor. While it can be simpler if the estate fits within a c...

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What To Do When Your Parent is Progressively Aging

Aging is an inevitable reality of life. But while we understand that it is out of our control, it can still be difficult to watch out parents getting up there in age. Only compounding that difficulty is broaching the topic of death and the financial truths that are associated with it. We tend to bring up what to do next when we are already in the throes of a high...

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What if I Don’t Want a Guardianship?

For children and adults who are no longer able to care for themselves, a guardianship allows someone else the legal authority to make decisions for them and to manage their affairs. But filing for guardianship is not always ideal for both parties. Guardianship may take away too much power from the ward and with mandatory reporting and various other responsibilities, may prove to time consuming ...

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