Probate costs catch families off-guard

Probate costs catch families off-guard

BY LARA OZAKI

Journal Staff

Probating a deceased’s estate, either with or without a will, is costly and time-consuming, but efforts are in place to reduce court time, and individuals can also take their own measures to avoid probate all together.

                 Although simple probate cases without any contest or objections by the heirs may be completed within a year, many take several years, said Cynthia V. Ecube, principal and owner of the Law Office of Cynthia V. Ecube, Esq.

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