The Reading of the Will: Discarding the Myths of Probate. By: M. Geoffrey G. Jones

Our Managing Partner, Geoff Jones, has taken the time to write about our practice and the myths associated with the topic of what happens to families when a loved one dies. We historically hear a universal declaration by our clients they wish to "avoid probate" yet as Geoff explains, this fear is largely a product of fiction.  In this several part series, he explores the reality of the practice, and lends comfort to the reader we have the family's interest at heart.  Part 1 : Introduction, Jarndyce v.Jarndyce. In his novel, Bleak House, Charles Dickens uses as a central plot device a probate case in the Chancery Court of Victorian … [Read more...]