Probate & Inheritance: Where You Begin

Class recorded September 2, 2022.

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Probate is the legal process of distributing a person’s cash, property, and other assets after they die. For relatives and heirs, probate court can be complicated and intimidating, especially when disputes arise. In this class, learn the basics of probate and the administration of estates and trusts, including when probate can be avoided, how to challenge improper use or waste of estate property, and where to go for further information and assistance. Learning important legal fundamentals about probate can make your legal journey easier and more successful.

Class covers:

  • What is probate, and how it works
  • When probate is necessary, and when it can be avoided
  • Appointment of administrators, and how to challenge an appointment
  • What to do about improper use or transfer of estate property
  • When probate court can get involved in trust administration
  • Will challenges and what to do about possible financial elder abuse
  • Resources for further information and where to seek help

 

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NOTE: This class does not cover estate planning or how to draft estate documents, such as wills or trusts. Please attend the “Wills & Trusts: Where You Begin” class for information on this subject.

 

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LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

 

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