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Court Bonds 09.05.2019

A Property Title Can Impact Whether It Goes Through Probate

How your property is owned can have a very large impact on whether it has to pass through probate in order for it to be passed down to your estate beneficiaries. If a property is…
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A Property Title Can Impact Whether It Goes Through Probate
Court Bonds 08.27.2019

Naming Beneficiaries on Accounts Keeps Them out of Probate

Going through probate can be a long process. But it’s not always necessary if you properly plan ahead. For example, not all bank and retirement accounts have to go through probate. If you name a…
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Naming Beneficiaries on Accounts Keeps Them out of Probate
Court Bonds 08.27.2019

Joint Tenancy Can Keep Property Out of Probate

Passing estates through the probate process can cost you and your estate a large amount in fees while causing your loved ones to have to wait until the resolution of the process to receive the…
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Joint Tenancy Can Keep Property Out of Probate
Court Bonds 08.26.2019

No Caps on Appeal Bonds Can Have Unintended Consequences

When you wish to appeal a civil judgment in New Jersey, in order to stay enforcement of that judgment, you have to post an appeal bond. But in order to post an appeal bond, your…
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No Caps on Appeal Bonds Can Have Unintended Consequences
Court Bonds 08.23.2019

How to Become a Guardian Without a Lawyer

If you cannot afford an attorney but still hope to become a guardian, The City University of New York is here to assist you by guiding you through the guardianship process. While CUNY strongly recommends going through…
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How to Become a Guardian Without a Lawyer
Court Bonds 08.22.2019

Guide to Probate in Texas

In Texas, when a person dies and leaves property that hasn’t been transferred to someone else through a trust, wasn’t owned via joint ownership with a right of survivorship, or isn’t subject to direct payments…
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Guide to Probate in Texas
Court Bonds 08.22.2019

Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal Rules

There are not any specific local rules for appeals in the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeals but the Supreme Court of Florida has adopted the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure for guidance of courts, attorneys, and…
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Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal Rules
Court Bonds 08.22.2019

Can You Avoid Probate?

Probate is a long and arduous process for an estate, so it becomes only natural to wonder if proper estate planning can help an estate fully avoid probate. It is possible, though you have to…
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Can You Avoid Probate?
Court Bonds 08.22.2019

Conservator Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Violating Duty

Becoming a conservator to assist with the financial needs of a minor, elderly, or disabled person can be a rewarding task as you can be the person who helps that person get by when they…
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Conservator Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Violating Duty