FAQ: ESTATE PLANNING
What is an Estate?
What is Estate Planning?
Who should have an Estate Plan?
What is a Will?
So what happens if I have no will?
What is a Trust?
When should you change your Estate Plan?
What is probate and should I fear it?
If putting everything in a revocable trust could avoid probate, why wouldn't I want to do that?
OK, there must be some bad things about probate right?
Who is responsible for probate in my estate?
What are the duties of my personal representative?
Who pays for all this?
If I am appointed as someone's Personal Representative, do I get paid?
Does my Personal Representative have to pay a fee or post a bond to settle my estate?
Are my creditors notified of my death?
What are the inventories and accounts I must file as a Personal Representative or administrator of someone's estate?
Can I get into the safety deposit box of the deceased?
How do I handle the money of the deceased?
Is all my property subject to probate?