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Probate - What You Need to Know

Probate_295Probate is a legal process where a court validates a deceased person's will, oversees the administration of their estate, and ensures debts are settled and assets are distributed to beneficiaries according to the terms of the will or applicable laws. It provides a framework for resolving any disputes and finalizing the transfer of assets. with the help of ACTEC Fellows, understand your rights and how to avoid probate with the help of ACTEC Fellows. 



Should I Serve as an Executor?

An estate executor, also known as a personal representative, is the person appointed in a Will who manages and protects estate assets after the decedent's death.  Before agreeing to serve as the executor of a will, understand your responsibilities.



A Child’s Right to Information When a Parent Dies

What are your rights to information in a will after the death of your parent or relative? Do you need a lawyer? Do you have to accept the bequeathed item? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this short video.



How Does a Revocable Trust Avoid Probate?

Understand how a revocable trust helps families avoid probate, what it cannot do, and proper steps when creating a trust.



What is Probate?

Understand what you need to know about managing an individual’s assets after a death, including how the court may be involved, from experts in the field of trust and estate management.