Attorney Thomas B. Burton discusses some specific situations where you might want your estate to go through Probate and receive court supervision.
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Transcript of Video: Reasons Why You Might Want Your Estate to Go Through Probate
Today's topic why might I want my estate
to go through probate? A lot of people
want to avoid probate for very good
reasons the time the cost the expense
the hassle but for some people going
through probate might be the right
option let's talk about why if you have
family and you're leaving assets to them
and they do not get along and you
anticipate a fight or possibly
litigation over the estate it might be
smart to have your estate go through
probate so that everything is under
court supervision similarly if you don't
have someone you trust to manage your
estate that you trust intimately you
might not want to set up a trust with a
trustee who's unsupervised again you
want that court supervision of the
process yes you may pay more in court
filing fees and attorney fees but to
insure your wishes are met probate might
be the best option therefore while I
often help people avoid for probate I
also like to talk about situations where
probate is appropriate that's why it's
important that you talk to your lawyer
about your specific situation and your
goals and your family dynamics before
deciding which plan is most appropriate
for you. Great question
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