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Orange City Estate Planning Blog

Joint Accounts and Beneficiary Designations

Remember that a will goes through probate, so a husband and wife typically try to avoid it by using joint ownership or beneficiary designations. However, they’re often mistaken by believing the will still controls their estate.

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Investment Accounts

How Do I Know If Mom Left Me Her IRA?

My mother and father had retirement funds. My father passed and it went to my mother. My mother got remarried and she had a will when she died. My stepfather is to get what they agreed upon. She never made him the beneficiary of that retirement fund that was between my mother and father.,  However, when I asked to see the amount of this fund, the executor would not produce it. How can we find out the amount?

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