Archive for the Probate Category


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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Rosa Parks Estate is Settled – The Rich Often Leave Wars Behind

Estate Wars Are Real Battles There have been some rather famous estate battles in our nation over the years dealing with the probate of an estate. Most of us recall the long, ardous battle waged over the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes’ estate. And, who can forget the brawl that went on for so many years […]

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The Case of Bad Blood: An Estate Gone Wrong

Estate Planning Disaster Several years ago, I became involved as one of the attorneys in an estate case in a nearby county. I was representing a Lake County attorney seeking to collect a rather large sum of money for very valuable work he’d done for the family in getting a huge mortgage lien removed from […]

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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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