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Probate serves a variety of purposes

The probate process is one that is often misunderstood. You might think that if your loved one had a will, you won't have to go through probate; however, this may not be the case. The probate process serves a few purposes. One of these is that the will is filed with the court and proven. During this process, the witness of the signing of the will provides testimony or an affidavit that notes the person was of sound mind and understood the implications of the will at the time of the signing.

Keep this in mind when negotiating alimony

Society is changing, and you may have noticed that women are increasingly earning more than their spouses. Men are becoming more active caregivers, too. While the tides are certainly shifting, the reality is still that many husbands are the primary breadwinners in their families. If this is the case for your family, then you may already know that you will have to pay alimony after your divorce.

Property division must take your budget into account

When you think of property division, you might think of the large assets like homes and cars. These are often the first assets that are divided so that the smaller ones can be used to balance things out. Many people are tempted to try to hang on to the highest value items, but this might not always be a good idea. We can help you determine what feasible options for dividing property might be in your best interests.

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