Erica Hancock: Treating probate with (a little) respect


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Erica Hancock uses soul legend Aretha Franklin to illustrate that making a will should be a top priority and why the probate process needs a little respect...

No matter how many times we hear the old trope about the certainty of death and taxes, the former still appears to something that, for many reasons, a lot of us prefer not to think about during our lifetimes.  However, as we know, chaos can often follow when someone passes away without consideration and plans for what would happen to their estate on their death. As a case study, I'm going to use an example who will be familiar to all of us - soul legend Aretha Franklin.  As you can imagine, this was not an inconsiderable estate, and Aretha did make careful plans for when she passed...

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