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What is Homestead and Exempt Property and What's a Family Allowance?

Learn about how families can stay supported during a probate proceeding.
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Many states don't count certain property when they set out small estates limits. There are three common kinds of property that is excluded in this way: homestead allowance; exempt property; and a family allowance. The amounts each states' laws set for each kind of excluded property differs, but the concept is similar.

Click on the state-specific article below to find out about excluded property in your state.


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