We've talked a lot about probate litigation and probate matters in the past few weeks. But what, exactly, is probate, and what does it have to do with your estate?
When you consider being someone's heir, you might think immediately of the assets that will eventually come your way. But heirship isn't all gold and silver; it can also come with responsibilities to the legacy that was left behind. This is true whether you are the heir to an artist, a business owner or someone with a lot of various interests or philanthropic campaigns. As an heir, you might find yourself as part of legal battles both during probate and in the future.