The Arkansas Probate Process

In this post, I discuss the various steps in the Arkansas probate process.  Photo by Clyde Robinson is licensed under CC 2.0. This content uses referral links. Probate is the process by which the courts settle a person’s estate after death. It is the means by which courts distribute property to the deceased’s heirs. (Non-probate property, however, Read more…

Small Estate Probate

Probate is an oft-feared legal process, evidence by the popularity of probate avoidance strategies, such as the living trust. Probate can indeed be a time-consuming and expensive process, and so probate avoidance strategies are often very useful and serve their purpose well. As I mentioned in my living trust post, Read more…

The No Contest Clause

In previous posts, I discussed grounds for will contests, including lack of mental capacity, undue influence, fraud, and duress. Sometimes situations arise where there are valid reasons to contest a will to ensure that the testator’s actual wishes are fulfilled. The possibility of a will contest helps deters those who Read more…

Revoking a Will

Everyone changes his or her mind from time to time, and the area of estate planning is no exception to this general rule. Whether as a result of a change in your personal circumstances or in your relationship to your will’s beneficiaries, you may, after writing your will, decide that Read more…