PROBATE: THE GOOD, THE BAD …

PROBATE:  THE GOOD, THE BAD …

By Tim Barkley. September 2014. Probate. The word has achieved a Dickensian notoriety conjuring up greedy lawyers, helpless widows and children, and unscrupulous creditors. The avoidance of probate is now a cottage industry, carried on in the back offices of lawyers and financial planners. But the problems with probate are the problems with wealth transmission, not with the process itself. Yes, probate can be trying, expensive and...

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