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Inheritance & Estate Law in Michigan

by: Teo Spengler

Michigan has some of the more interesting inheritance and estate laws in the country. Most states have abolished the antiquated concept of dower -- a wife’s absolute right to the use of her husband’s property after his death -- but ...
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On What Grounds Can the Executor of a Recorded Will Refuse to Pay Beneficiaries of the Estate?

by Tom Streissguth

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Can an Executor Disburse the Funds of an Estate While the Estate Is Still in Probate?

by Beverly Bird

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How to Become an Executor After a Person's Death

by Teo Spengler

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Can Probate Property Be Rented Out?

by: Heather Frances J.D.

When you die, many of your assets may have to go through your state’s probate procedures before they can be distributed to your beneficiaries. Since this process can take several months or even years, it may be financially impractical for your ...
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South Carolina Laws on Separated Spouses as Beneficiaries

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Can the Beneficiary Be the Executor of a Will?

by: Beverly Bird

Most states do not have any laws against a beneficiary in a will also serving as the executor, or the person charged with overseeing the probate process. In fact, the situation is not uncommon.
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Colorado State Laws on Community Property When a Spouse Dies

by Heather Frances J.D.

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by Ellis Roanhorse

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