Author: Patricia Malley

Completing the Probate Process

patricia-01This post continues the discussion of the general probate process.  My most recent post addressed notice to interested parties in connection with probating a will and/or obtaining the appointment of a personal representative of a decedent’s estate.

Once the Probate …

What You Need to Know About the Initial Probate Process

CaptureWhen a close family member dies, the thought of serving as a fiduciary in order to administer an estate is often the last thing an individual would like to do during the grieving process.  The idea of having to gather …

What Are Probate Assets and Why Should I Minimize Them?

PM - Probate Assets-01As discussed previously, when a decedent dies leaving probate assets, a Personal Representative may be appointed to administer the decedent’s probate estate.  But what exactly are probate assets?  Probate assets are assets that are titled in a decedent’s sole …

Is There A Will? There Is A Way

When an individual (a “decedent”) dies, one of the first questions to ask is whether or not he or she left a Will.  The answer to this question will direct the probate process and administration of a decedent’s estate.

Probate …