Is It Possible to Contest a Trust?

Although a Last Will and Testament is the most common estate planning tool, a trust is also a popular method. Often, trusts will be part of a comprehensive estate plan for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that trusts can help avoid probate. Here are the basics you need...
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Get the Facts about Avoiding Probate

Probate—the legal process of managing and distributing an estate—is often time consuming and expensive. Fortunately, there are several ways to avoid probating  estate assets, either partially or completely. With the proper estate planning techniques, you can avoid probate and save your loved ones a lot of time, expense, and hassle. Living Trusts One of the foremost...
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3 Common Probate Myths

When it comes to estate planning, you need to start out with accurate information. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation surrounding probate which many people believe when they first seek out an estate planning lawyer. Each case has its own unique circumstances, but there are a few common myths many people hold to be...
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Discretionary Trusts 101

Protecting a legacy is an important consideration for many people during the estate planning process, and there are several ways to approach this goal. You’ve probably heard of revocable vs. irrevocable trusts, but you might not be aware of the benefits of setting up a discretionary trust for your loved ones. Here are the basics...
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Estate Planning Errors and How to Avoid Them

It’s tempting to put off estate planning for as long as possible—after all, no one likes to think about their loved ones going on without them. However, planning for the future is a vital part of making sure those you leave behind are cared for. Often, even people with a large amount of assets neglect...
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What You Need to Know about Trusts and Taxes

Trusts can be an incredibly helpful tool to allocate assets throughout a person’s life, as well as providing for loved ones after death. They are especially helpful for people struggling with incapacity or disability. After the person who created the trust passes on, it can protect assets in a number of ways. Creating a trust...
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