For some people, keeping financial matters private, even after death, is a high priority. You can maintain your privacy by using a traditional Will with the proper provisions or by using a revocable trust.
Probate Court is the court that determines the validity of your Will and oversees distribution of your estate after death. In the process, your Will is filed with the Probate Court and becomes part of the public record. The Will and all other filings in the Probate Court are available to anyone who asks to see them. [Read more…]