Using Real Estate Deeds in Estate Planning

“Pocket Deeds” vs “Lady Bird Deeds” in planning for the future. A Pocket Deed is an executed deed that is not recorded until the occurrence of an event.  Usually, in planning an estate, that event is the death of the grantor, the person conveying the real...

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...