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3 Things to remember if your loved one dies with a small estate

Posted by Ada Davis | Jul 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

It is important to note that  every estate, regardless of size, must go through probate. Probate is the process through which a court determines how to distribute your deceased loved one's property.

That said, the probate process for smaller estates will likely be expedited. In most jurisdictions, a  modest estate can have a faster and less expensive probate process than larger estates.

Lastly, even a modest estate is still an inheritance. Assets left behind by your loved ones should be should be distributed to their heirs. Abandoning those assets means that they will be turned over to the state and put in the Department of Unclaimed Funds.

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Ada Davis

Counselor. Teacher. Advocate. Attorney Ada A. Davis is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. For more than fifteen years she has practiced law in the New Jersey and New York areas, including working as an associate at two big law firms in New York, NY. For the past nine years she has m...


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