Probate: Step by Step


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

This course will provide a step-by-step guide to taking on and handling a probate case, from start to finish.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Distinguishing informal vs Formal Probate
•   Educating the Personal Representative
•   Gathering Information on Assets, Liabilities
•   Dealing with Creditor Claims
•   How to close Probate Estate

Date / Time: June 28, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: June 28, 2019

Louis A. Silverman, Esq. has been practicing law in Arizona since 1981. In 2005, he changed the focus of his civil litigation practice to estate planning, estate administration, and probate law. In 2015, Mr. Silverman became board-certified in estate and trust law by the State Bar of Arizona. His practice emphasizes estate planning, which includes wills and trusts, powers of attorney, and other estate planning devices; and trust administration and probate, which includes death probate, guardianships, and conservatorships. Mr. Silverman has served as judge pro tem on the Maricopa County Superior Court. He is a member of WealthCounsel, a collegial national association of approximately 2,500 lawyers whose practices are exclusively dedicated to estate planning law. He is a past member of the Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section of the State Bar of Arizona. He is on the board of trustees of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and member of the Board of Directors of Tempe Leadership. Mr. Silverman earned his B.S. degree in business from Arizona State University and his J.D. degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Arizona and Texas, the U.S. District Court for Arizona, and the Western District of Texas. His hobbies include fishing, golf and Tie-Dyeing.

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Section I. The first steps in probate process

Section II. Preparing the personal representative for the job

Section III. Managing assets

Section IV. Addressing creditor claims

Section V. Resolving disputes