Probate: Explained

Probate: Explained

What is Probate? Today, we’re going to explain everything that you need to know about probate and why it is important to know about it and how it works.   What Is Probate?   Probate is the process of proving to a court of law that a deceased person’s “last will and testament” is legitimately their last will and testament. When presenting a will, you have to prove that the deceased knew what it was for, signed it under his or her own free will, that they were mentally competent at the time of the signing, and that it was

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What can be done Legally about Leaving a Dog in a Hot Car?

It’s something you hear about in the news a lot these days. Is it carelessness in every case? Or are there people out there who actually aren’t aware that it gets super-hot in a closed-up car in summertime.     Actually, it’s not even just summer. Even at 70 degrees, it’s too hot to leave an animal in the car. With the greenhouse effect of the rolled up windows, the inside hits 104 degrees!   A 34 degree increase in temperatures. Sure, 104 might sound like a nice time in the sauna to you, but things are much different for

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The Best Ways to Store Important Legal Documents & Your Living Will

Finding important legal documents can literally be a matter of life and death in some cases. Sure, a living will wouldn’t have done much in the Evans case since the controversy surrounded a law, but Schaivo’s parents might have won their case if they had access to the right documents.     I’m not going to argue the ethics or morality of either case today, but it does highlight something we all need to be aware of. Having a last will and testament and knowing where to find it in a crisis is extremely important. So, what’s the best way to

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