If you are going to make estate planning decisions that will not please someone that will be expecting a bequest, you have to consider the possibility of an estate contest. These situations are messy, and they negatively impact everyone in the family. In this post, we will share four tips that you can help you […]
Clients often come to an Estate Planning attorney with specific ideas in their minds. The attorney’s role is to counsel them regarding their plan, not just to draw up documents to accomplish it. Read on to learn more.
Sometimes people use Joint Tenancy as an easy, simple way to do Estate Planning. However, this can have serious, unexpected drawbacks. Read on to learn more.
There are trusts that you can revoke, and there are also irrevocable trusts. When you hear this for the first time, you may wonder why you would establish a trust that you cannot revoke if you have an alternative. We will answer the question in this post. Incidents of Ownership If you have certain objectives, […]
There are different ways to transfer assets to the various people that are on your inheritance list, and there is some type of solution to address any objective. With this in mind, we will look at estate planning for minor children in this post. Testamentary Trust A testamentary trust can be simply defined as a […]
You probably try to keep yourself in shape so you look and feel as good as you can, but time doesn’t stand still. There is usually going to be some sense of denial about the aging process, and it is gradual, but the years pass rather quickly. No one wants to admit that they are […]
Senators Sanders and Whitehouse have introduced legislation in the Senate which would significantly alter the Estate Planning landscape. It would dramatically change the tools we use to plan for our clients. Time is of the essence. Read on to learn more.
Many people hear bits and pieces about the estate planning process and they make assumptions based on incomplete information. This enters the picture when it comes to the administration process and the legal procedure called probate. Generally speaking, postmortem asset transfers are subject to this court-supervised process, but there are certain types of transfers that […]
The amount you can pass free from estate tax is at a record high of $11.7 million per person. There’s legislation which would lower the exclusion to $3.5 million per person. Married people can take advantage of the current exemption. Read on to learn more.
The most important matter that elder law attorneys address is the long-term care situation. Most senior citizens will need some type of help with their activities of daily living eventually. Some of them can receive the assistance they need in their own homes from family members and friends, but residential long-term care will often become […]