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For many years, Jerry Kessler, Esq. has maintained an active probate practice, including the administration of decedents' estates and the formation and administration of guardianships and conservatorships.

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Please refer to these helpful terms and definitions

PROBATE: a legal procedure to approve a decedent's will, appoint a personal representative, identify and evaluate the decedent's assets, notify and pay creditors, and distribute the remaining estate to the decedent's beneficiaries, all under at least some Court supervision. Probate takes about a year, and may cost thousands of dollars.


COMMUNITY PROPERTY: in general, property acquired during marriage, except a gift to one person, an inheritance by one person, traceable assets owned by a person before marriage, and the income ("fruits") of these.