Who Should Be Involved in Your Estate Planning Process

An estate planning process can prove to be a scary and uncomfortable experience for most people. There is the matter of knowing which legal documents are needed, understanding how to fill out said documents, hiring the right estate attorney, and last but not least, deciding who will be your successor.  It Can Get Overwhelming Surely, […]

How to Set Up a Trust For Your Children

Special Needs Trusts

Like wills, a trust is a vital estate planning tool that sets a more straightforward pathway for future generations in your family. However, a trust can essentially be your pass to stay out of probate court, unlike a will. A trust also ensures assets are fairly distributed according to the terms you’ve outlined, given your […]

What Happens if I Don’t Plan My Estate?

Estate planning is the process that ensures your financial and personal matters are secure should you pass away or no longer have the mental capacity to do things. It’s vital you set up and ratify a will to ensure the fair distribution of assets to your beneficiaries when you’ve died. You also should set up […]

The Most Overlooked Estate Planning Details

Writing Will

Estate planning is a very extensive and detailed process that requires a lot of flexibility on the part of the attorney who’s handling your estate, as well as poise from you while working out the best steps for you and your family. This kind of planning also requires extreme focus, something that can be difficult […]

Questions to Ask Your Estate Planning Attorney

Though it’s a hard subject to broach, the issue of estate planning is one that you should approach sooner rather than later. To avoid the messy legal battles involving families when no firm succession plan has been established, hiring an estate planning attorney can help you create a will, establish a durable power of attorney, […]

Guardianship vs Conservatorship

What is the difference between guardianship and conservatorship? The two roles are similar, but there are some important differences. A guardianship is when a person is placed in charge of or responsible for people. Generally, appointing a guardian is done when one has children. On the other hand, a conservatorship is when a person is […]

Do You Need an Estate Lawyer?

Estate Planning

We will all die eventually. It’s one of life’s few certainties. When that time comes, you can ease the burden on those left behind by having your affairs properly in order. This generally involves some level of estate planning and is best done with the help of an estate lawyer, also known as an estate […]

What to Include in a Will, What to Include in a Trust

Special Needs Trusts

Deciding what to place in a will and what to place in a trust can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. By keeping a few guidelines in mind, you’ll have a better idea of what sorts of things go in a will and which are better suited for a trust. Getting a handle […]

What is Probate Court and How to Avoid It

Probate is the official proving of a will. A probate court is where a will’s validity is determined. If a will does not exist, a person’s estate will be settled in a probate court. Generally, it is best to arrange the matters of your estate so as to avoid probate court. Proper estate planning can […]