Category Archives: Personal Representatives

The Basics of D.C. Estate Administration Part X: Foreign Estate Proceedings or Ancillary Probate Administration

This is my tenth post on my continuing series on the Washington, D.C. Probate Administration concerning ancillary probate and foreign estate proceedings.  You can read previous posts in this series including Part I: high-level differences between Virginia and D.C. estate … Continue reading

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The Basics of D.C. Estate Administration…Part IX – Creditors Claims

This is the ninth in a series of posts on the basics of D.C. probate administration and will describe how creditor claims are handled by the personal representative. You can read previous posts in this series including Part I: high-level … Continue reading

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The Basics of the District of Columbia Probate Administration…Part V: Notice to Creditors, Verification and the First Ninety Days

This is the fifth in a series of posts on the basics of D.C. probate administration. You can read previous posts in this series including Part I: high-level differences between Virginia and D.C. estate administrations (here), Part II: qualifying to … Continue reading

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The Basics of the District of Columbia Probate Administration…Part III: Opening the Estate

This is the third in a series of posts on the basics of D.C. probate administration. You can read previous posts in this series including Part I: high-level differences between Virginia and D.C. estate administrations (here), Part II: qualifying to … Continue reading

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The Basics of the District of Columbia Probate Administration…Part II: Qualifications of the Personal Representative

This is a second of series of posts on the basics of D.C. probate administration. You can read the first post on the high-level differences between Virginia and D.C. estate administrations and what type of assets are controlled by a … Continue reading

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The Basics of the District of Columbia Probate Administration…Part I

Seems like only yesterday, but way back in September of 2010, I wrote a series of posts on   the Virginia probate administration process. If you missed it, you can click here and work your way through the ten part … Continue reading

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The Need for Digital Estate Planning

There is a new show on NBC called Revolution. The premise of the show is that there has been a worldwide blackout and all the electrical devices have shutdown. No TV. No computer, no A/C, etc.  The blackout has lasted … Continue reading

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Will Clauses…Part III…More Clauses

In the last two posts (here and here), I described several introductory clauses that can be found in a typical Last Will and Testament. This will be the last post in this series providing further explanations to some basic clauses found in your … Continue reading

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FTC to Investigate Debt Collectors…How is this an estate planning issue?

The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article posted on November 21st related to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) investigating debt collectors.  At first blush, I just flipped over the page to find a more interesting article, but, after a … Continue reading

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