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 …

Ghosted: Probate Courts Say Missing is not as Good as Dead

Missing is not as Good as Dead According to Probate Court, when dealing with one’s inheritance, missing does not mean dead. Handling the estate of someone who is missing or who is presumed dead can be a lengthy process. What to Expect When Handling the Read More …

Debt after Death: Who Takes on the Debt after a Debtor Dies?

Picture this scenario: You are approaching the end of your life, yet your balance sheet is in the red. You still have a significant sum you owe to an assortment of creditors. “Ah-ha!” you triumphantly think. “They can only take it while I’m alive. I Read More …

An Estate Planning Nightmare: Hopper v. JP Morgan

Generally speaking, people tend not to spend too much time focusing on events they do not consider imminent, such as death. Nobody expects tomorrow to be their last day, and thus, estate planning, the process of preparing the transfer of wealth to loved ones after Read More …

Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and the Future of Their Estate

Icons Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were well known throughout the world, and especially the media, for their immense talents in the entertainment industry. Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds, passed away a day before her mother, bringing their family to the center of Read More …

8 Smart Estate Planning Steps to Help You Feel at Peace

With all of the worries most adults have on their plate, from their job to their family obligations, let’s ensure financial security and inheritance decisions are not part of the mix. Using these 8 estate planning steps, we can help you feel a sense of Read More …

Young Adults Need Estate Planning Too

In our society, not enough pressure is put on young people to plan ahead. We think of estate planning as something only the wealthy and the elderly take part in, but in reality, many of us realize the need to plan ahead when it is too Read More …

After Care Trust Funding

While providing your loved ones with a trust is one of the greatest gifts you can offer, navigating the numerous ins and outs of an estate plan necessitates professional legal assistance to ensure that the job is done properly. Every year I advise dozens of Read More …