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My family member just died. Doesn’t someone have to be appointed by the court to probate their estate? Not necessarily. Whether you need probate depends on the type of assets and the value of the assets owned by the deceased family member.
How do you avoid probate and court administration?
It’s very simple, set up a trust. A trust is a way to put your assets in one place during your lifetime, manage them during your lifetime, and handle distribution at your death. In this way, the court has no involvement in the process.
It takes a little more time, a little more expense, but your family will be the better for it. If you want a simple and easy process, a trust is the way to go.
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