What Role Does a Judge Play in Estate Planning?

It isn’t uncommon for people to come to an estate planning attorney with little idea of what a judge does, what the legal process involves, or what goes on when you create an estate plan. While estate planning is not a single event or action, but rather a collection of decisions you have to make and tools you have to create, there is some basic information you should know about it. This week, we’re going to take a closer look at the role a court plays throughout the estate planning process. Courts and Your Plan The first thing you should realize about estate planning is that, if it is done correctly,  it takes place outside of a courtroom. For example, let’s say that you decide that you want to create an estate plan tomorrow. You contact an experienced and qualified estate planning lawyer, set up an appointment, and go into your first meeting. During that meeting you and your attorney discuss your goals, your concerns, and outline a process that will allow you to create your


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