A Look at the Special Needs Trust

Many families have friends, relatives, or colleagues who suffer with daily challenges in some way or another that limits them. These challenges can be a developmental, mental, or physical disability. In the past, most families of disabled loved ones would keep their struggles hidden because of the taboo associated with disabilities. Thanks to this, there […]

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Settling a Living Trust

When someone dies, one of the first things that happens is figuring out the will and any trust they may have. If you happen to be the trustee named in a living trust, your job will be to help settle that trust. It is essential for you to know how to settle the living trust […]

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Setting Up A Family Trust

In the past, it seemed that the only people setting up trust funds for their children and grandchildren had a lot of money like the Rockefellers. Thanks to an increase in accumulations through the stock markets and increased property values of homes, more ordinary people are becoming wealthy and, because of this, trust funds are […]

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The Basics of a Trust

Most people understand the necessity of writing a will to pass on their estate to their heirs. That is not the only choice that is available to them, though. Another tool for estate planning is the trust. Trusts are gaining in popularity, especially the revocable living trust. Not only is this a way to avoid […]

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Is an Estate Planning Attorney Necessary?

We have talked before about the pitfalls of DIY estate plans, but just what makes using a Durham estate planning attorney such a better idea? States all have their own estate laws, which outline what should be included in an estate plan and what is not allowed. An estate planning attorney understands these laws and […]

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Online DIY Legal Documents

Online DIY Legal Documents Online programs that offer Wills and other documents seem very convenient; they are often fast, inexpensive, and can be done in your pajamas, unlike getting your Will done by a Durham estate planning attorney. While getting your estate plan done at Hopler, Wilms, & Hanna requires you to probably put on […]

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