Probate Survival Guide: Expert Tips for Executors and Heirs

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Navigating the probate process can be daunting, especially during a time of grief. Whether you are an executor or an heir, understanding what to expect and how to handle each step can make the process smoother and less stressful. A At Heartland Law Firm, we specialize in probate, estate planning, elder law, and trusts and […]

3 Questions to Ask Your Probate Lawyer

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A probate lawyer is there to oversee and guide the process of probate. Probate is a court-ordered process that takes place after someone has passed away. Probate is typically only done if there is not a will in place, individuals are disputing the will, or the estate is sizeable and complex. If you are looking […]

Long Term Care Planning-It’s more than just an insurance policy

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Busy lifestyles are something many families are accustomed to. You have your to-do list that includes taking care of things that need attention such as yard work or fixing the leak in the basement. You may even have a plan in place to help you save for future events such as education and retirement. Long […]

Making Life Transitions Easier with a Geriatric Care Manager

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Many people live busy lives with full schedules that include caring for their family and working at their jobs. But, when a family member such as a parent becomes ill or not so well all of the sudden, you become responsible for their well-being. I have seen families experience this situation and voicing frustrations due […]

The Benefits of an Estate Plan

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While the term estate is usually associated with the wealthy, estate planning is not only limited to rich people. Every individual, regardless of their financial status, can benefit a lot from estate planning. Here are some of the benefits of estate planning. Estate Planning Enables Your to Protect Your Beneficiaries An estate plan allows you […]

Why you need a will more than you think

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Most people don’t think about estate planning. Whether you think you have more time or don’t believe it’s necessary, you need a will more than you think. Not having a will or having a will that is not legally recognized could result in your estate going to court, which could be costly and extend the […]

What to Look for in an Estate Planner

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Do you know what to look for when hiring an estate planner? According to Qualtrics, 47% of clients picked a financial advisor based primarily on trust. Like any other professional, you should interview a few different attorneys before making your final decision. Here are key qualities to look for when seeking probate attorney consultations Specialized […]

5 Signs You Need a Probate Attorney

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About 50% of Americans believe that having a basic will is all it takes to protect them from a probate court after they die, according to Advance Capital Management. However, this isn’t true. Several situations can land you in probate court. These are the most common signs that you need a probate attorney. 1. Businesses […]