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What’s so bad about Probate?

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 in Estate Planning, San Diego Lawyer | Comments Off on What’s so bad about Probate?

What’s so bad about Probate?   The following questions were posed to me on my radio show today: What’s so bad about Probate? and What is it and why do we want to avoid it? First, what is Probate? Probate is a court proceeding used when estate planning is done wrong or not at all. Second, what’s so bad about it? Here’s why you want to AVOID Probate. 1 – Probate is very slow (1 to 3 years) to get money to the beneficiaries. 2 – Expensive – 6% of gross estate. Six percent is a huge chunk of change for anyone to have to pay. 3 – The...

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