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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 08.22.2019

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 08.13.2019

The New Jersey Estate & Inheritance Taxes

For anyone who dies after January 1, 2018, their estates will not be subject to a New Jersey state estate tax. New Jersey residents, however, are still subject to the federal estate tax as well…
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The New Jersey Estate & Inheritance Taxes
Court Bonds 07.26.2019

The New York Estate Tax

For anyone who dies after January 1, 2019, their estates in New York that are worth more than $5,740,000 are taxed. This differs from federal estate tax, which exempts estates worth up to $11.4 million….
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The New York Estate Tax
Court Bonds 07.08.2019

New York’s Small Estate Probate Exception

In the State of New York, there are simplified probate procedures if the estate at issue is small enough. Probate property and assets sent through this process will be able to pass more easily and at greater…
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New York’s Small Estate Probate Exception
Court Bonds 07.02.2019

What do California Legal Document Assistants Do?

California legal document assistants, or LDAs, are legal professionals who are authorized to prepare legal documents such as probate documents for clients. They are not lawyers but are there to assist clients seeking to navigate…
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What do California Legal Document Assistants Do?
Court Bonds 06.20.2019

Which Assets are Subject to Probate in New Jersey Surrogate’s Court?

It can often be confusing to figure out which of a deceased testator’s assets are subject to probate. Here is a handy guide to figuring out which assets are required to go through probate in…
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Which Assets are Subject to Probate in New Jersey Surrogate’s Court?
Court Bonds 06.18.2019

The California Probate Process

In California Probate Court, if your assets are required to go through probate, the first step in the process is for an executor or administrator to be appointed as the personal representative. If the deceased…
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The California Probate Process