Coronavirus: 5 Documents You Should Have In Your Estate Plan

International pandemics are serious business. Seeing in the news that so many people here and abroad are passing away from severe cases of the Coronavirus, it’s no wonder why people are springing to estate attorneys to either update their wills or even do their estate Read More …

5 Asset Protection Tips Only an Estate Attorney Will Tell You

Whether you’re straight out of college or a seasoned employee with years in the workforce, if you own any assets, you’ll want to make sure they’re protected before protection becomes a necessity. Below are five asset protection steps that you’ll only hear from an estate Read More …

Why and How Would Someone Disclaim an Inheritance?

While the process of getting the right documents together can seem intimidating to some, the premise of estate planning is actually rather simple: one individual passes their wealth and all assets that they’ve accumulated down to the next of kin. After the grantor (creator of Read More …

How Can I Protect My Assets Without Losing Access to Them?

Putting your assets into a trust is a fundamental part of estate planning for people looking to protect their assets for emergencies or to pass on to the next generation. However, a drawback of certain types of trusts is that while your assets will be Read More …

End-of-Life Care: Living Will vs Do-Not-Resuscitate Order

Living Will vs Do-Not-Resuscitate Order It’s no secret that life is unpredictable. As unpleasant as it may sound, one day you can be enjoying your retirement days with your grandchildren, and the next you find yourself struck with an illness with the possibility of even Read More …

How Simultaneous Deaths Are Dealt With in Estate Planning

When drafting your will, the assumption is normally that your assets will be distributed to your loved ones after your death. However, accidents and multi-victim crimes can claim several lives at once; whatever the circumstances are of these tragic deaths, they can present serious estate planning complications unless precautions are taken ahead of time. Take a look at this recent article to learn about how close-together or simultaneous deaths are dealt with in estate planning. Read More …

Long-Term Planning: Irrevocable Funeral Trusts

Being alive is not cheap, neither is dying. Funerals can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars, which oftentimes isn’t an amount that’s laying around in the average person’s bank account. That being the case, planning for death with a legal tool known as Read More …

5 Things You Need to Know About Revocable Living Trusts

Without a legal background, the world of estate planning can certainly seem complicated. While some people may understand the concept of a will, estate planning encompasses a variety of legal documents that each play a different role in making sure your assets are properly distributed Read More …

Estate Basics: Funding Your Living Trust

The biggest benefit of a living trust is that unlike many assets that are typically held in a will, the assets in a revocable living trust do not have to be probated. Oftentimes this will save the family or loved ones of the grantor considerable Read More …