Clients are often unpleasantly surprised to learn that having a Last Will and Testament does not negate the need for probate. And they are sometimes annoyed when they learn that even though they are named as the Executor in a Will, that alone does not give them authority to access the decedent’s assets. Yet both of these statements are true.
Most adult children feel the need and responsibility to take care of their aging parents if they become unable to care for themselves. Family caregivers are often unpaid, which seems…