Category: estate planning

Why Does Probate Take So Long?

Why Does Probate Take So Long?

If you’ve started diving into estate planning, chances are you’ve heard horror stories about how long probate takes. Unfortunately, many of these stories are true. Why is the probate process so time consuming? There are a number of factors that can serve to cause...
5 Items Families Commonly Fight Over in Probate

5 Items Families Commonly Fight Over in Probate

The loss of a loved one is often an unbearably sad and stressful time. Between making funeral arrangements and dealing with the distribution of the estate, the weeks and months that follow can feel overwhelming. The grieving period is only made worse when family...
Why You Want To Avoid Probate

Why You Want To Avoid Probate

If you’ve taken any steps to investigate your estate planning options, chances are you’ve seen countless warnings about how you want to avoid probate. If you’re like most people, however, you might not understand exactly what probate is, let alone why so many people...
Estate Planning Basics When You Have a Baby

Estate Planning Basics When You Have a Baby

Having your first baby will be one of the happiest times in your life. It will also be a lot of work. Between late-night feedings and baby-proofing your house, you probably haven’t given much thought to logistics like how your new bundle of joy will affect your estate...

ABCs of Estate Planning

Death isn’t a topic that anyone likes to think about. In reality, though, devising an estate plan is the only way to ensure that the people you care most about will be taken care of after you’re no longer here to provide for them. The Ledbetter Law Firm has created an...
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