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Which is better, wills or living trusts?

Some attorneys and financial planners prefer living trusts as a primary estate planning vehicle, but each have their usefulness. Wills can be prepared inexpensively, are familiar and understood by the average person to speak on behalf of a loved one at death. Wills are probated. Probate administration in some states is long and expensive and should...
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My mother died and I got a letter about a family meeting.

What is a family meeting in regards to probate? Sometimes the personal representative, the new statutory term for the executor or executrix of the will, asks the attorney probating the estate to hold a “family meeting” for reading the will or more often for establishing how personal property is to be divided in-kind. (i.e. You walk...
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