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Why a Trust is the best option for avoiding probate

Posted on: July 20th, 2017
There are many “tools of the trade” that a qualified attorney can use to keep your assets out of probate - for example, establishing joint ownership on bank accounts and real estate titles, designating beneficiaries for life insurance policies and certain accounts, and so on. However, setting up a revocable living trust is quite often the best, most comprehensive option for avoiding probate. Let’s discuss why this is true....

New Legislation Could Mean the End of Estate and GSTT Taxes

Posted on: July 12th, 2017
In a time where so much is changing in America’s legal landscape and the possibility of sweeping national tax reform seems imminent, it’s more important than ever to keep your estate plan up to date in accordance with the newest laws and provisions....

Get the Most Out of Your Work with Your Lawyer

Posted on: July 5th, 2017
When you hire an attorney for estate planning, help with a loved one’s estate, or any other legal matter you want to make sure that the work gets done as quickly as possible and at the best possible value....

Incorporating proper incapacity or disability planning into your Estate Plan

Posted on: June 22nd, 2015
No one ever plans to become disabled. Disability doesn't just happen to the elderly or those who pursue risky and dangerous hobbies. Motor vehicle accidents, work-related injuries, and otherwise common illnesses render many individuals disabled or 'incapacitated' every year....

What to do when a Loved One passes

Posted on: June 10th, 2015
After a loved one dies, you need to gather the important documents that are necessary to settle their final affairs. Are your named Agents knowledgeable and prepared to begin administration upon your death? If you are named as an Agent for a loved one, do you know what your duties and responsibilities are and how to being the administration process?...

Passing real property to a loved one properly

Posted on: May 21st, 2015
One common way to avoid probate of real estate after the owner dies is to hold the title to the property in joint names with rights of survivorship with children or other beneficiaries. This is accomplished by adding the names of the children and certain legal terms to a new deed for the property and then recording it in the applicable public land records. ...
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