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Every case is different, but in general terms, if your estate is large enough when you die, you have an “estate planning problem” – namely Probate – whether you have a Will or not!

The minimum threshold for Probate varies from state to state, as follows:

AL $3,000
AK $15,000
AZ $100,000
AR $50,000
CA $150,000
CO $100,000
CT $27,000
DE $20,000
DC $20,000
FL $15,000
GA $2,500
HI $20,000
ID $25,000
IL $50,000
IN $15,000
IA $15,000
KS $10,000
KY $10,000
LA $50,000
ME $10,000
MD $20,000
MA $15,000
MI $15,000
MN $20,000
MS $20,000
MO $40,000
MT $7,500
NE $10,000
NV $25,000
NH $10,000
NJ $5,000
NM $30,000
NY $10,000
NC $10,000
ND $15,000
OH $35,000
OK $60,000
OR $140,000
PA $25,000
RI $10,000
SC $10,000
SD $10,000
TN $10,000
TX $50,000
UT $25,000
VT $10,000
WA $60,000
WV $50,000
WI $10,000
WY $70,000

One may use a Living Trust to avoid Probate and to plan for the following.

  • Provide a legacy for your loved ones
  • Prepare in advance for mental or physical incapacity
  • Name Guardians for any minor or incapacitated children
  • Address any special goals or needs – whether financial, behavioral or health-related
  • Control, manage and protect your assets for future generations
  • Reduce or eliminate gift and estate taxes

Call 877.438.7878 for more information – we are here to help!

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