Probate: Beast or Burden
I said it before, and I’ll say it again: probate is time consuming, expensive and unpredictable. It presses a lot of emotional pressure points that can really be a terrible burden on your family. I’ve seen it both professionally and personally. It’s extremely disruptive to your family’s lives, and they are struggling enough dealing with your loss already. It’s something you generally want to avoid.
I can say the same thing about guardianship. For similar reasons, it’s something that can and should be avoided.
After all, it’’s too simple and affordable not to. When it comes to probate and guardianship, the Rolling Stones hit song “beast or burden” is a good fit.
Barry E. Haimo, Esq.
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