Amending the Irrevocable Trust

The concept behind the irrevocable trust, a popular estate planning tool, is relatively simple; irrevocable trusts cannot be revoked and the assets cannot be returned to the trust’s original creator. Furthermore, most irrevocable trusts do not allow for the amendment of the trust, unless changes Read More …

Accounting for Art in the Estate Planning Process

Though we often associate estate planning, the process of preparing for the transfer of wealth, with tangible assets like real estate or cold, hard cash, or even intangible assets like banking or investment accounts, the fact of the matter is that for those of us Read More …

How to Qualify for Medicaid Today

How do you qualify for Medicaid? The Medicaid program is often used as a device by those who cannot afford healthcare themselves to get aid in the event that their situation requires it. In fact, it currently covers 74 million Americans. This government assistance program Read More …

Wading Through the World of Trusts – How do Various Trusts Differ?

Wading Through the World of Trusts – How do Various Trusts Differ? What are Trusts? Creating a trust with the help of an estate planning lawyer is a perfect way to kick off your estate plan, especially if you’re looking for a relatively easy, nearly Read More …

Choosing Between a Revocable Trust and an Irrevocable Trust

Choosing Between a Revocable Trust and an Irrevocable Trust What is a Trust? Trusts are employed by individuals and families to distribute their assets in a fast and cost-efficient way. Shared benefits of all trusts include the conservation of the time and costs associated with probate. In addition, the Read More …

Planning To Establish A Trust… What Should I Do? Revocable vs. Irrevocable Trusts

What is a Trust? Estate planning often involves setting up trusts. A trust is a legal agreement where property is held in order for it to be transferred after death. A trust does not have to go through the tedious, long and expensive process of Read More …