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Tips for handling small estates, and planning your own estate

by Deb Miller, WV Senior Legal Aid volunteer

The time had come for Joe to start what was needed to handle his sister Carrie’s estate. She had died a week earlier.

He had her will and thought her estate was likely to fit under the rules of the new small estate law in West Virginia at WV Code sec. 44-1A-1 et seq. This law authorizes a simpler administration . . .