3 Reasons You Want to Avoid Probate

When you pass away, your family may need to visit a probate court in order to claim their inheritance. This can happen if you own property (like a house, car, bank account, investment account, or other asset) in only your name. Although having a will is a good basic...

Open Communication Avoids Disputes After Death

When leaving behind a legacy for children or loved ones, parents hope that it will bring joy to the recipient. Although nothing can mitigate the sorrow after a death occurs, an inheritance can sometimes alleviate financial worries. Of course, it is not just the money...

Estate Planning for New Parents

A brand new baby brings a special kind of chaos to your home. In the midst of sleep deprivation, midnight feedings, and seemingly endless diaper changes, estate planning is likely the last thing on your mind. However, making an estate plan is a relatively simple task...

Worried about your aging parent?

If you are part of the sandwich generation, you may be raising your own children, while also caring for your aging parents. This can be a trying time and can affect nearly every aspect of your life. So, what can you do to make the process a little easier on you and...

Which Costs More: Probate or Trust Administration?

There is no question that a Living Trust allows you to avoid probate – if, of course, the Trust is properly drafted and funded. But does this mean a Living Trust is more cost-effective than a Will? Many of our clients just want to know…which one costs more:...

What Is Probate—And How to Avoid It

Do you know what Probate actually means? Are you looking to avoid the Probate process alltogether? Probate is a necessary legal process that a deceased person’s heirs have to go through when an estate is being settled. In some cases, probate can be a tedious and...