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September 6, 2022

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Probate & Trust Administration

The Basics of the Probate Process

The process of administering and settling an estate after one person dies is known as probate. The specific probate procedure varies from state to state, in Arkansas it generally comprises the following actions: 1. File the Will and PetitionWith or without a will, someone must request permission from the probate court to be appointed as

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Special Needs & Disability Planning

3 Essential Considerations When Planning for a Child With Special Needs

Americans, including those with disabilities, live longer lives than in years past. A staggering 730,000 people with developmental disabilities rely on caregivers who are 60 or older. This figure does not account for adult children with other types of disability who live separately yet rely on their families for essential aid. When these parents cannot

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Special Needs & Disability Planning

What is a Special Needs Trust?

Americans are living longer than they used to–regardless of any disability they may have. Through careful planning, parents can significantly impact the lives of a child with a disability and their siblings, whom they often leave with the burden of caring for them on top of the responsibilities of their careers and families. Even though

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