Do you need a Will and a Trust?

Everyone wants to protect their families, even after they pass away. That’s the purpose of estate plans. But how do you know if the plan you have in place will actually be effective? The first step is understanding the difference between a will and a trust....

What is a Life Insurance Trust?

irrevocable trusts A life insurance trust is a form of irrevocable trust that invests the proceeds of a life insurance policy into a trust with designated beneficiaries. Most life insurance policies are owned by the insured. The money is paid when the insured dies,...

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:...

The Common Myths of the Living Trust

What are the common myths of a living trust? Many people misconstrue common knowledge with actual myths. Keep reading below to learn the five common myths I encounter in my estate planning consultations with new clients. But first, what are the benefits of a living...

Estate Planning for People Under 40

Are you under 40 and not sure about estate planning? Or where to begin? No one likes to think about estate planning, but it’s important for adults of any age to have their affairs in order, especially if you have family or loved ones. As the old saying goes, “hope for...

Do I really need a Trust?

Although many people equate “estate planning” with having a will, there are many advantages to having a trust rather than a will as the centerpiece of your estate plan. While there are other estate planning tools (such as joint tenancy, transfer on death, beneficiary...