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If you’ve determined that you must file a large estate case in the Probate Division, you’ll next need to determine which petition to file. There are two: abbreviated and standard. The petition you use depends on the party filing for appointment as personal representative.
In this post, we’re talking about Large Estate Proceedings. In part 5, we covered small estate proceedings, so if you missed it, go here, or check out this index to our entire probate series to skip to the part you are interested in. It’s true, probate can be a dry subject. No one likes to talk about death, and there is frequently drama between family members when someone dies. We often hear dramatic stories when the person who dies has a lot of money, and that’s usually when a large estate proceeding is opened.
Part 5 of Our Probate Series in Washington, DC: Documents Needed to Open a Small Estate Proceeding in the Probate Division
In this post, we’re demystifying the probate process for you with a list of documents you need to open a small estate probate proceeding in Washington, DC. Remember: a small estate proceeding is for a person who lived in the District of Columbia, died after April 26, 2001, and had assets having a total value of $40,000.00 or less in his or her sole name and/or real estate only in another jurisdiction.
Part 4 of Our Probate Series in Washington, DC: How to Open a Small Estate Proceeding in the Probate Division
In this post, we’re ready to delve into the details of how to open a small estate proceeding. Remember that small estates are opened for a person domiciled in the District of Columbia who died after April 26, 2001, with assets having a total value of $40,000.00 or less in his or her sole name and/or real estate only in another jurisdiction.
In this post, we’re talking about the case types that are overseen by the Probate Division. In Part 2, we talked about small estate proceedings and large estate proceedings. In this post, we’re discussing the other three types of cases: Wills, Disclaimers and Foreign Estate Proceedings.
Part 2 of Our Probate Series in Washington, DC: The Types of Cases Handled by the Probate Division of the Superior Court in Washington, DC
This is Part 2 of our probate series on the probate process in Washington, DC. If you haven’t already read Part 1, check it out for some basic terminology and understanding of what probate is. In today’s Part 2, we’re talking about the Probate Division of the Superior Court of Washington, DC. The Probate Division…
When you think about probate, what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, the term “probate” probably makes you think about a long, expensive process that happens after someone dies. You’ve perhaps seen movies or even real-life headlines about salacious stories that happen all as a result of someone dying or preparing to die.
Probate refers to a court-supervised process whereby all the assets of the deceased person are gathered and taxes and debts are paid, with the remainder distributed to heirs. Court supervision is only necessary when family members, relatives, or creditors are hostile over the remaining estate. In this article, we will take a look at the various steps involved in the probate process.
One of the trends for 2018 identified in the PWC Emerging Trends Report for 2018 is that homeowners and investors are now considering places they have not previously: secondary markets. These are areas with lower, more affordable pricing, both for owner occupants as well as investors looking to park their money in a real estate…
Before the economic recession of 2008, there were many predictions about the baby boomer generation and what they would do with their time. Many thought that by 2018, boomers would be retired and there would be demand for resort and retirement communities, or 55 and up active adult communities for boomers. However, the recession has…