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- Remember to Include Incapacity in Your Estate Plan
The purpose of estate planning is to guide the transfer, and management, of your property in a manner that makes sense for your family. While it may sound simple, it can only be achieved through careful planning. Failure to plan carefully may result in unintended beneficiaries receiving your property, or result in unnecessary transfer taxes.
- Alternatives to Filing a Guardianship in Texas
If you are the caregiver for a person who is a minor, or who has an illness or other condition that causes them to be unable to manage their own affairs, then you may have thought about filing a guardianship in a court. You should be aware that there may be alternatives.
- How to Avoid a Will Dispute in New Jersey
Unfortunately, itís a tale as old as time. A death in the family, and in the midst of mourning, the fights start as the will is read. Although it isnít the case for many families, itís devastating when it does occur. Itís important to take certain steps to ensure that it doesnít happen.
- Why Is a Successor Trustee Necessary in New Jersey?
A trust is an effective tool in estate planning. One of the most popular trust types is a revocable living trust. It offers the creator a flexibility to make changes if and when they are needed.
- Pitfalls of Estate Planning by Deed
The motivation appears to be a desire to avoid probate, but probate may be the least of oneís problems if one utilizes any of the above scenarios.
- Prenuptial Agreements: Are They Really Necessary?
Why are your children so concerned about your new life? Are they overreacting?
- Estate Planning: Clarifying Your Wishes
The reality is that estate planning is necessary for everyone ó no matter the value of their assets.
- A Living Trust, Just What Is That?
Many probate and estate planning attorneys act as if everyone should have a trust yet most Americans donít even have a simple hand written will. Given that trusts can easily cost thousands of dollars in legal fees, itís a big purchase that shouldnít be taken lightly, consider the consequences if you do not have a proper trust:
- Common Misconceptions about Probate
The number one misconception people have about probate is that having a will means no probate; all wills go to probate, whether it was a handwritten or typed, primarily because only the judge can sign over the assets to the beneficiaries.
- How Do You Know if Your Probate Attorney Is Qualified?
What Should I Ask an Attorney that Handles Probate and Estate Planning? Ask about their experience; ask them how many probates have they handled in the last 10 years, and ask if theyíve been sued for one.