There are issues covered by the probate code, on the subject of inheritance, that are simply too detailed to discuss on a general information website such as this. Some of these issues deal with estate and gift taxation, powers of appointment, detailed estate planning issues, spousal elections, advancements against portions designated in a will, omitted children. If you have questions on these subjects call Jon Frank.
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The next area of Probate Court jurisdiction, is that of decedents' estates. These estates are handled differently, depending on how much, and what kind of assets are involved, whether Court supervision is required or desired, whether there is a will or not, and on other factors too numerous, and case-specific to list out here... Continue reading.
Property distributed by intestate succession, is distributed to intestate heirs, as described below, in the following order:
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As adults, we all make personal decisions for ourselves, like where we will live, what medical decisions we make, etc. When someone cannot make those decisions for themselves, they need someone to make those decisions for them; when that decision-maker is appointed by the court, they are referred to as a "Guardian". The case is called a "Guardianship", and the protected/legally disabled person is sometimes called a "ward"... Continue reading.