Archive for the Opening An Estate Category


What if There is No Last Will & Testament?

Death Without a Will Unfortunately, it is all too common for a mother or father to die without having made a final Will.  It can create some difficulties for the heirs. It can also bring about some serious family conflicts. In Lake County, Indiana, the probate system is fairly typical of those systems across the […]

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The Probate Process in the State of Indiana

The Probate Process The Probate process in the State of Indiana and all other states is the lawful inventory, collection and distribution of the assets of a decedent, that is, a person who has died. It is a legal process. This means that the personal property, such as cash, jewels, cars, stocks, bonds, etc., and […]

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Michael Jackson Estate|Poor Estate Planning Freezes Assets

Michael Jackson died a rich man. But, three years later, his children have yet to see a dime of their father’s estate. Instead, litigation has swirled around the estate, costing millions in legal and other fees. More than three years after the death of Michael Jackson, the trust fund for his children, Prince, Paris, and […]

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Opening an Estate in Lake County, Indiana

The amount of time it takes to probate an estate will vary on the complexity of the estate. It can sometimes take years, but an average time is around one year from the date of death, but it is not unusual for the process to take two or more years.

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