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I've Been Appointed Executor. Now What?

If you have been appointed an executor by a deceased friend or relative, understanding your specific roles and duties will be crucial for you to act in accordance with the decedent's wishes. Bearman Law has the resources and necessary experience to provide reliable guidance to executors and families facing the complicated estate administration process.

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How To Handle Creditor Claims On an Estate

Being the trustee or executor of an estate is something that has to be done, even during the difficult time of losing a loved one. When there are creditor claims involved, you may want the trusted guidance of an experienced attorney who can help you navigate those claims. For years, Bearman Law has been working with individuals and families faced with creditor claims when acting as an executor or trustee of an estate.

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Why Use an Estate Planning Attorney Instead of Using a Form

If you Google “online estate planning services,” nearly 600,000 results pop up in a split-second. Search “estate planning with forms” on Amazon and more than 450 entries are displayed.

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Probate vs. Trust Administration

According to a 2020 Estate Planning and Wills study by Caring.com, only approximately 32% of Americans have a will, trust, or estate plan in place. There are many details and processes involved in settling the final affairs of the decedent and determining inheritors.

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Probate Terms to Know

You may have recently lost a loved one, or you yourself may be contemplating estate planning in the event of your own untimely passing, and you are trying to understand exactly what it entails. What makes for a proper will?

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