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How Can Business Owners Avoid Probate?

People often relate the concept of probate with feelings of dread and anxiety. However, here at Lauren Richardson Law, PLLC, we urge business owners not to fear the probate process. If you want to avoid probate, preparation is key. Probate, defined as the legal process of establishing the validity of a will, is especially important to think about if you are a business owner. Without taking the proper precautions, your successors, business partners and family members will most likely have to go to probate court to resolve disputes regarding the validity of the will. However, most people would like to avoid probate court because delays and high expenses are extremely common. You should plan an

What I Should Know About the Florida Probate Process

Did you know that the probate process differs from state to state? In Florida, in order begin the probate process, a lawyer is necessary to assist and give you legal guidance. Having an attorney for probate court proceedings is a state requirement. People are often weary about probate and want to avoid it at all costs. This is because the probate process can be expensive, time-consuming and stressful. The attorney fees are typically the biggest costs in probate court proceedings. “Under Florida Law, as compensation for administering a probate estate, a lawyer can charge up to 3 percent of the entire estate value,” according to Robert D. Schwartz, a lawyer who specializes in Florida wills, tr


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