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How To Avoid Probate?

Answer by Miami Trust  Attorney Phillip B. Rarick, Esq.

The best way to avoid probate is to have a basic estate plan that includes a living revocable trust as your master set of instructions to make sure you give what you have, the way you want, and when you want.

When you set up a Living Trust, you transfer assets from your individual name to the name of your Trust, which you control. Technically, you no longer own anything, so there is nothing for the courts to administer when you die or if you become incapacitated. The concept is very simple, but this is what keeps you and your family out of the courts — even if you own assets in other states.

Read More: Understanding Living Trusts for Florida Residents


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