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Probate court

Avoid paying $1000s in attorney fees.

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When a loved one dies, whether they leave behind a will or not, you'll have to go to court to settle their estate. Often, people hire expensive attorneys to assist them. Tusk will prepare all the forms you need to handle probate court yourself for a fraction of the cost. Please check back soon or reach out to us at hello@trytusk.com and we will assist you directly.

When a loved one dies, you will likely have to go to court to settle their estate. This court process is called Probate and can be confusing to navigate. Often, people hire expensive attorneys to assist them. The average estate costs over $12,000 in legal fees.

With a few questions, Tusk will generate all the necessary Probate forms for you. Whether you choose to take these completed forms to a lawyer or go to court yourself, you stand to save a substantial amount in legal fees.

Ways to avoid the Probate Process

  • The existence of a Trust. In order to avoid Probate completely, all assets must be placed inside the Trust. Any assets existing outside the Trust may trigger Probate. Note that a Trust is not the same as a Will. A Will will need to go through the Probate process.
  • The estate value falls below a certain threshold. Check other state regulations here.

We know this can be overwhelming. If you have questions feel free to reach out, we are here to help: hello@trytusk.com.

Checklist

What to do when someone dies.

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When a loved one dies, you are probably overwhelmed with all this information about how to close out someone’s life. You suddenly see all these unfamiliar terms like “executor”, “probate”, “intestate”. You have to figure out funeral arrangements, close bank accounts, contact government agencies like Social Security.

Tusk offers a free step-by-step guide in layman’s terms. We’ll walk you through all the necessary tasks and prioritize them for you to make sure you’ve got everything covered. Our platform is more than just a simple checklist, it points you directly to the relevant forms and contact information based on your needs and location. We will also offer you tips for protecting your loved one’s identity from fraud (approximately 92% of deceased identities are stolen annually).

It is important to settle an estate correctly and hiring an estate attorney isn’t an option for everyone. Because of this, we are offering this tool for free.

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Utility & Service accounts

Stop racking up bills for lingering accounts.

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When a loved one dies, they leave behind a cell phone plan, a Netflix account and many others. These need to be shut down or transferred to a spouse to avoid racking up fees and mitigate the potential risk of identity theft. Other accounts such as eBay or Venmo may have balances owed to the deceased.

Tusk will handle processing these accounts for you. Please check back soon or reach out to us at hello@trytusk.com and we will assist you directly.

Digital presence

Eliminate painful reminders by memorializing or deleting social media accounts.

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It can be painful when social media reminds us of a loved one. By 2070 there will be more deceased profiles on Facebook than living. When social media accounts are left open, they become vulnerable to hacking. Grieving families have been known to receive a message from a deceased loved one’s hacked account.

Tusk handles notifying social media companies to memorialize or delete the deceased’s social media accounts. We also ensure that any monetized accounts are paid out to the estate beneficiaries. Please check back soon or reach out to us at hello@trytusk.com and we will assist you directly.

Credit Bureau

Protect against identity theft by notifying the 3 bureaus.

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Tusk will notify all three credit bureaus so that they can monitor for any fraudulent credit activity. We want to prevent the deceased’s estate from being victimized by identity theft.

Death certificate

No need to apply for or follow-up with government agencies.

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A death certificate is required proof to notify many services (financial or otherwise) of a death. We’ll handle applying for and mailing you certified copies of the death certificates directly. Depending on your state, there may be multi-month wait times for death certificates. Tusk will follow-up with the government agencies for you to ensure your request is carried out.

Social Security

Avoid financial responsibility for payments received after death.

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If a Social Security payment was issued to the deceased post-death, the executor (person responsible for the estate) is required to return that amount. In addition, you may be entitled to payment. Tusk will handle the back and forth correspondence with the Social Security office and facilitate related monetary transactions.

Personalized Advisory Call

Get 1-on-1 advice and actionable to-dos.

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Feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? We can help you get started. We’ll do a 1-hour call to guide you through the estate closure process and answer questions specific to your situation. We can’t give you any legal or tax advice, but we can share best practices and point you to resources.