Everyone knows that it’s important to arrange your estate to avoid probate. Is everyone (always) right? In other words: is probate bad? In every circumstance?
Join us for our weekly “Elder Law Issues” podcast episode while we discuss the bad things about probate. Spoiler alert: we’re not going to tell you that it’s a good thing for your estate to be subjected to the court process. But probate may not be as bad as you think.
Probate avoidance, like so many legal issues, is about balancing costs and benefits. Having your estate go through the courts might not be so bad that you need to spend a lot of time, energy or money to avoid it — at least in Arizona. But you get to decide where the cost-benefit analysis fits into your own planning.