Probate Part III – When Probate Should Be Avoided

2020-12-07T15:58:39-06:00

In part three of Smith Jadin Johnsons series on probate, this post discusses the scenarios when drafting a revocable trust as a client’s main estate planning device, and subsequently avoiding probate, makes the most sense. Depending on the type of estate, revocable trusts can be the preferred method of asset distribution for estates that are complex and for estates that require control over assets and/or privacy.

Probate Part III – When Probate Should Be Avoided2020-12-07T15:58:39-06:00

Probate Part II – When Probate Is Preferred

2020-11-13T19:46:50-06:00

In part two of Smith Jadin Johnson’s series on probate, this post discusses the scenarios when drafting a will as a client’s main estate planning device, and subsequently probating the will, makes the most sense.

Probate Part II – When Probate Is Preferred2020-11-13T19:46:50-06:00

Probate Part 1: Is It a Four Letter Word?

2020-11-02T21:37:36-06:00

For many people, when they hear the word “probate” it conjures up something to be avoided like the plague.  Most of that stems from misunderstanding the process and procedure. This is the first of a three part series in which Smith Jadin Johnson explains when probate is appropriate for clients and when it should be avoided.

Probate Part 1: Is It a Four Letter Word?2020-11-02T21:37:36-06:00