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What Happens When You Die Without a Will?

What Happens When You Die Without a Will?

You might believe that a will is only for the rich and famous and not the average person with a far smaller net worth. Or perhaps you're under the impression that a will is entirely unnecessary if you have a trust, jointly owned property, or named beneficiaries on...
Top 10 Ways of Funding a Trust

Top 10 Ways of Funding a Trust

If you’ve drawn up a trust agreement with your attorney, you have plans in place for your long-term goals. Still, many individuals make a mistake that sends their assets and loved ones right into the court system. They fail to fund their trust. Let’s look at the top...
What is a Trust?

What is a Trust?

A trust is a fiduciary relationship where you (the trustor) give someone you appoint (the trustee) the right to hold title to your property or assets for a beneficiary’s benefit. In other words, trust documents lay out rules for a trustee’s distribution of assets to...
Dying Without a Will: A Public Exhibition

Dying Without a Will: A Public Exhibition

If you’ve been putting off making an estate plan, including a will or trust, now is the time. It is crucial to stay prepared and easy to get started writing a will. Procrastinating about your future is a risky endeavor. Understanding why you need a will is the first...
11 Essential Estate Planning Tips

11 Essential Estate Planning Tips

Experienced estate planning attorneys prepare the legal documents you need to take care of yourself and your family as you age. If you own a home or have children or a spouse or partner, estate planning is just part of ensuring that you are all cared for. When you...