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March 18, 2013

Wills and Estates

The Probate Process

What if my estate doesn’t qualify for the simplified probate procedures?

If your estate is relative small or uncomplicated and your will is well drafted, your spouse or other executor may not need a lawyer to help with the probate process. As things get more complicated, the need for a lawyer becomes greater. Most lawyers charge by the hour, so the more complex the probate process, the larger the fee.

>>I’ve heard that probate is expensive, time-consuming, and bureaucratic. True?
>>How much does probate cost?
>>What if my estate doesn’t qualify for such simplified probate?
>>How long does probate take?
>>What can be done to reduce the costs of probating my estate?

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