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When families are struggling with coping with the death of a loved one. Those named as an executor or personal representative of the decedents estate are faced with an additional challenge.

Probate estate executors, personal representatives and trustees are considered fiduciaries and have special responsibilities and duties.

Probate estate settlement can be a a time consuming and arduous procedure. State probate codes and trust laws require compliance with detailed legal procedures, accounting methods and appropriate disclosures to courts and beneficiaries.

Many states require that probate estate executors hire a probate attorney to oversee the legal process.

It is very important to consult with a qualified estate settlement lawyer before taking any action within an estate.

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Introduction to Probate Estate Settlement

What is probate?

The Probate Estate Process

Settling a Probate Estate Frequently Asked Questions

Probate Estate Glossary and Definitions

Probate Estate Reading the Will

Probate Estate Executor Duties

Probate Estate Fiduciary Duties

Settling an Estate - Caution

Should you Serve as Probate Estate Executor?

Estate Executor Getting Organized

Selecting a Probate Attorney

Death without a Will (intestate)

Probate Estate -Transferring Assets

Selling Probate Estate Assets and Taxes

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