Are you being told to avoid probate at all costs? The probate process is characterized as a long and tedious process of endless red tape and expense. In many cases avoiding probate can be a worthwhile goal; however, a closer look at the probate process may reduce the angst that is often associated with a sometimes inevitable end to the best laid plans.
Some Basic Vocabulary
If you have been exposed to the probate process in some capacity in the past in connection with a deceased relative or friend you may have had heard some terms not often used in everyday life. Here are a few basic terms you should know: