Mary Randolph

J.D.

Mary Randolph earned her law degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of The Executor's Guide: Settling a Loved One's Estate or Trust8 Ways to Avoid Probate, and other books about law for nonlawyers. She has been a guest on The Today Show and has been interviewed by many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more.


Articles By Mary Randolph

Filing an Income Tax Return for an Estate
When and how to file an income tax return for an estate.
Georgia Probate: An Overview
Probate is a court-supervised legal process that may be required after someone dies.
Indiana Probate: An Overview
Conducting a probate in Indiana commonly takes six months to a year, depending on the situation.
Ohio Probate: An Overview
Probate is a court-supervised legal process that may be required after someone dies.
Florida Probate: An Overview
Florida has several options when it's time for probate proceedings.
New Jersey Probate: An Overview
The basics of wrapping up an estate in New Jersey.
Washington Probate: An Overview
Probate is a court-supervised legal process that may be required after someone dies.
Dog Owners' Liability for Bites and Other Injuries: An Overview
An outline of the general principles governing the civil and criminal liability of dog owners when their pets hurt someone—and links to find more details.
Naming a TOD Beneficiary for Your Car
If your state allows it, consider naming a transfer-on-death (TOD) beneficiary for your vehicles.
Texas Probate: An Overview
Texas is known (among lawyers, at least) for simple, efficient probate.