Disadvantages of Simplified Probate Alternatives

disadvantages of simplified probate alternatives

Using one of the simplified probate alternatives may, at first glance, appear to be a great way to settle an estate for a fraction of the cost of full probate. However, it is essential to recognize that there are disadvantages of simplified probate alternatives that are often unknown to heirs, beneficiaries and estate personal representatives. In this regard, it is important to understand the pros and cons of using a simplified probate procedure rather than simply focusing on how fast you can settle a decedent’s estate. This article reviews the different options of settling estates using simplified probate alternatives and covers some of the advantages and disadvantages of these processes.

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Sandra M. McCarthy, founder of ProbatebyME.com / A People’s Choice Inc., has worked exclusively in the legal field since 1976. She served as the 2004-2005 President of CALDA (California Association of Legal Document Assistants). She obtained a Paralegal Certificate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During her career in the legal field, she has worked as a freelance paralegal, law office manager and paralegal studies teacher, and has co-authored numerous legal publications and written hundreds of self-help legal articles. As a registered Legal Document Assistant, Sandy is dedicated to providing affordable, low-cost, self-help document preparation services for California consumers in all 58 counties.