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Most US Workers Say They Will File for Social Security Early

To secure the maximum amount in monthly Social Security retirement benefits, Americans must wait until full retirement age to start receiving their payouts. Results from a 2023 survey show that most of today's workers know about this stipulation - and yet the vast majority say they’re willing to file for their Social Security benefits early anyway.

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Probate Litigation: An Overview

Litigation resulting from probate is a dispute arising during the process of administering a deceased person's estate. When someone passes away, their assets and debts must be settled and distributed according to their valid will or the applicable state laws…

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Avoiding Probate Litigation

Guardianship and conservatorship disputes, will and trust contests, and fights over family real estate can be included in probate litigation. The most successful approach to mitigating or avoiding probate litigation risk is carefully planning for the future. Comprehensive estate plans…

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Intestate Probate

The process of distributing the decedent's property will be handled by a probate court if he or she died intestate. Also known as intestate succession, it has similarities to the probate process when a will is present. Still, the terms…

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Probate: What you Need to Know

A good estate planning attorney will assist you in creating a plan that minimizes or avoid probate. Probate proceedings are part of the public record and can be very time-consuming and expensive. However, in nearly every case, some probate is…

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Getting Through Probate

The loss of a close relative is one of life's most difficult experiences. In addition to the emotional aspect of loss, there is the stress of handling the deceased person’s estate and affairs. This part can be especially overwhelming. The process…

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