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Probate

Wills guarantee probate. The probate process can be costly and time-consuming. The general public is able to view all information about your beneficiaries, your assets and your creditors. Wills are easily challenged by disgruntled relatives. In addition, if you own property in more than one state, your estate will be probated in a court in each state that you own property.

Wills are only effective after your death and provide no planning in the event of your disability. Often, wills do not control life insurance proceeds, retirement benefits or jointly owned property.

See how you can avoid probate by contacting our office. Our systems are designed to ensure that your assets are titled and owned, consistent with the estate planning documents you create.