FINRA has investor education materials such as BrokerCheck, which provides insight into firms and financial advisors.

Estate

Effective estate management enables you to manage your affairs during your lifetime and control the distribution of your wealth after death. An effective estate strategy can spell out your healthcare wishes and ensure that they're carried out – even if you are unable to communicate. It can even designate someone to manage your financial affairs should you be unable to do so.

And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
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Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
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