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What Does a Probate Lawyer Cost?

What does a probate lawyer cost? The cost varies depending on factors such as billing rates, location, experience level, and type of practice. You can expect to pay anywhere from $250 to $550 per hour for most attorneys practicing in this area. Some attorneys may charge by the project or retainer rather than hourly rates. The more experienced attorneys will typically charge higher fees because they have more knowledge about handling complex issues such as high-value estates. Who’s paying? The probate lawyer's fee is paid for by the estate, so it does…

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Do I Need a Will?

“I don’t really have any assets.” “I don’t need a Will because I don’t have a taxable estate.” “I don’t need a Will because everything I own is owned jointly or has a beneficiary designation.” “I put everything in a Trust, so I don’t need a Will.” These are common objections given by clients who do not wish to have a Will prepared. And they have often prevented clients and their families from being adequately protected when that protection is most needed. Here are some reasons why everyone should strongly consider having…

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How Can a Bankruptcy Lawyer Help Me?

Sometimes life leads people into financial difficulties that prove almost impossible to overcome. As an experienced bankruptcy attorney - including those who practice at The Law Offices of Ronald I. Chorches - can confirm, even the most fiscally responsible Americans can find themselves in need of significant debt relief through no fault of their own. Declaring bankruptcy is one way to effectively deal with many kinds of debt that may be proving impossible to pay off.   Self-Filing Versus Working with an Attorney If you don’t earn much income, you may qualify to…

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The Reasons Why Your Offer Was Rejected

You find the perfect house, start creating all of your Home Décor Pinterest boards and BAM – you find out that the sellers didn’t accept your offer. Your dreams of making dinner in the beautiful farmhouse kitchen are crushed and you’re wondering what you did wrong. Well here are a few reasons your offer could’ve been rejected that can help you next time you find a house you want to write an offer on. PS – I promise your real estate dreams aren’t crushed. There will be another one! Reason #1: You’re…

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Establishing the Living Trust

Revocable Living Trust The trust is developed by a composed agreement or statement that appoints a trustee to handle and administer the residential or commercial property of the grantor. As long as you're a proficient adult, you can develop an RLT. As the grantor, or creator of the trust, you can call any competent adult as your trustee; some people prefer to choose a bank or a trust company to fill this function. The grantor can also serve as trustee throughout your lifetime. Once it's set up, you begin by positioning your…

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