Not because they hurt my feelings as an accountant, but because not having an estate plan or trust will cost their heirs a lot of money and time while waiting for the estate to go through probate.
But even if you own less than $2 million in assets, a separate issue is probate court.
Officials from the court system and clerks of courts have been meeting over the summer and said they have agreed the best place to start with e-filing is with probate courts.
With probate going first, it's the smallest division of the court.
One of the 40 counties from which Bellesiles said he drew data on gun ownership was San Francisco, where he claimed to have examined 1850s probates at the Superior Court.
Oddly, the reply refers to only 12 probates from San Francisco, in contrast to the "few hundred" he claimed to have examined when Seckora interviewed him.
These include the: (a) petitioner and their attorney, (b) probate judge, (c) physician or psychiatrist hired by the petitioner, (d) person who allegedly lacks the mental capacity for decision making (respondent), and (e) family member(s) of the respondent.
The legal mechanism of adult guardianship may be utilized by the probate to appoint a person to serve as either plenary (full), limited, or temporary guardian of the person, and/or their estate, or both.
Receipts in his 1837 probate file record that Bella and Sally each paid $50 to complete payments, entitling them to freedom.
In the late 1840s, slave prices as recorded in newspaper ads, evaluations of estates in probate, and prices paid at auctions began to show significant increases.
Although this exhaustive probate
research forms a major part of his evidence, Bellesiles does not give the numbers of probates
for each time period or any particular county, only a list of county names.
That's why all estate planners and their clients should be aware of a late July ruling that came out of Florida, where an appellate court affirmed that a Florida probate
court does not have jurisdiction over real property in another state.
SIR - I wrote to the Probate
Registry of Wales, following my mother's death, to ask them to send me a set of forms so I could obtain probate