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This is the same poster over on the Inheritance Strategies board that wants to skip all professional advice, use Will software and keep the process as simple as possible for his own situation.

It is unforunate that the OP isn't learning from this situation.

Given the posts at the link, a trust would be useful. Death is not the worst situation to handle.

My father had a simple will. The will was clear and covered one issue he created because of convenience for him. His lawyer had possession of a Power of Attorney that was delivered to me when my father entered hospice. His doctor had his medical directive. Everything was in place because my father had the foresight to consult a lawyer. Since his wishes were clear and not complicated, the cost wasn't all that much. Since it wasn't California, probate wasn't as expensive. His state minimizes costs for uncontested estates by have a judge process the submitted paperwork. There are no court appearance or even use of a courtroom.
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