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- Estate Planning with Revocable Living Trusts to Avoid Probate
Probate is a costly, stressful, time consuming process that many estates must go through upon the death of a loved one. Luckily, with proper estate planning using Revocable Living Trusts, it is absolutely possible to avoid probate. As a Cleveland, Akron area estate planning attorney, we help clients avoid probate and save thousands of dollars on probate fees, reduce the stress and hassle of going to court, and make the loss of a loved one much easier to deal with.
- What is the Value of a Verbal Agreement
When making a verbal agreement, it is important to understand that these are considered as binding contracts between parties for the specific topic or issue at hand. Even though the matter is not written or completed with the assistance of a legal professional, it is often binding with certain terms or stipulations.
- 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.
- 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.
- Elder Law and Estate Planning
Today it's more important than every before to plan your estates. People are living longer and thus acquiring more assets, it is imperative that you protect those assets.