Should I be concerned about avoiding probate?
Avoiding probate is probably not the most important concern for seniors, but it is nevertheless a worthwhile goal and is generally easily achievable. Probate is a court proceeding. It can be frustrating, expensive and subject to delays of all kinds. Also, probate sometimes results in a prolonged dispute among disgruntled family members or others, which increases expenses and delays distributions to beneficiaries.
Lamson & Cutner's attorneys can help you with your Elder Law plan and your estate plan at the same time. Usually, the same strategies and legal documents serve both purposes.Download our Estate Planning Handout
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