Probate 101 First, by visiting this page you are either planning to avoid probate or about to go through it. In either case, you're in the right place. What follows is an outline of the process with a variety of resources, including text, video and a...

How the Coronavirus Is Disrupting the Probate Court Process By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 14, 2020 COVID-19 is disrupting many important things in everyday life. From school closures to working remotely, it’s changing the landscape of how things are done in America — including the courts. If...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. October 8, 2017 What to do After a Loved One’s Death - Checklist Following the passing of a loved one, you will understandably be overwhelmed with many emotions. Simultaneously, while trying to process the loss, you may be thrusted into a variety of...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 6, 2017 Understanding the Fundamentals of Estate Administration (Probate)   Estate administration (or Probate) is the process of winding down a deceased's legal estate. It involves deceased's ABCs, or assets, beneficiaries and creditors. Even simple estates can take time and incur costs, especially...

[caption id="attachment_5240" align="alignleft" width="300"] Prince estate blunder.[/caption]             By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 12, 2016 Prince's Estate Planning Blunder, a Symbol of What NOT to Do - Part 1 Prince’s untimely death surprised everyone. It was terribly tragic and sad. In the weeks immediately following his death, his sister...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. July 27, 2017 (slightly modified April 21, 2018) It is never easy dealing with the loss of a loved one. However, there will come a point when decisions need to be made about the possessions that they have left behind. This includes...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 9, 2018 Who are the Material Parties in Probate? Read this post to learn more about the process before proceeding. Estate administration (or probate) can be a lengthy court process. As you learned earlier, it requires addressing the ABCs of a deceased persons's...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 22, 2016 What's Estate Administration or Probate? When a person passes away, his or her affairs have to be wound up and settled. There are three basic components of Estate Administration, or Probate, which we refer to the ABCs: Assets, Beneficiaries and...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. June 29, 2017 Handling assets after a loved one’s death is never easy. Bumps in the road are inevitable, especially if they had a large or complicated estate. If you are preparing to begin the probate process for a loved one’s estate,...

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