Curator vs. Personal Representative

When is a curator necessary?  Wait, what is a curator? If the person appointed to be the personal representative of the estate is challenged due to a prior offense or conduct regarding the estate’s assets, then oftentimes the appointment of a curator is...

Reasonably Ascertainable Creditors

How long does a creditor have to file a claim in probate court after someone has passed away? Oftentimes clients ask the question: how long does it take for the estate to be completely administered?  Although this is a very common question, the answer is not...

How do you Remove a Personal Representative?

In the wake of the passing of a friend or loved one, one of the first questions that must be answered is whether probate will be required to administer an estate. If probate is required, the court will appoint a personal representative and then oversee the process of...

What is a Lady Bird Deed?

You may have heard the term “Lady Bird deed” tossed around, especially if you are in the financial, real estate or estate planning fields, but what are Lady Bird deeds and how do they work? “Lady Bird” deeds got their name because Lady Bird Johnson was commonly used...