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What is the Difference Between a Living Trust and a Trust?

Fri Jun 15th, on Wills & Trusts |

There is no difference between a trust and a living trust. “Trust” is used as an umbrella term that encompasses trusts such as living trusts, special needs trusts, and joint trusts, to name only a...

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Why Do You Need a Lawyer to Write a Will?

Fri May 25th, on Wills & Trusts |

A will is a legal document that specifies how an individual wants to leave his or her property upon passing. If an individual passes away without a will, his or her property would be distributed...

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What Happens When Someone Disputes a Will?

Fri May 18th, on FAQs, Wills & Trusts |

The death of a loved one is a difficult time that can be made more difficult when someone decides to dispute or contest the will of that loved one. Contesting a will is a type of estate dispute that,...

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What is a Do Not Hospitalize Order (DNH)? 

Tue May 1st, on Wills & Trusts |

When we prepare an Advance Directive, we often include a Do Not Hospitalize order (DNH)

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Three Powers to Consider Giving to a Trust Protector

Thu Apr 19th, on Wills & Trusts |

Today many estate plans contain irrevocable trusts that will continue for the benefit of a spouse's lifetime and then for the benefit of several generations.  Since these trusts are designed to span...

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The Trust Protection Myth: Your Revocable Trust Protects Against Lawsuits 

Sun Apr 15th, on Asset Protection, Wills & Trusts |

/practices/wills-trusts/WARNING:  Many people believe once they set up a Revocable Living Trust and transfer assets into the Trust, those assets are protected from lawsuits.

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Passing on Your Legacy

Fri Mar 23rd, on Wills & Trusts |

After the death of someone rich and famous, the news tends to be filled with stories disclosing the details of the deceased’s will -- who got what, who got left out, how much there was.

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Managing Risk Through Trusts

Thu Mar 15th, on Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts |

This is the 2nd in a two-part series on managing risk.  In our first post, we discussed the role of insurance.  In part 2, we discuss the use of trusts.

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How to Minimize Legal Fees After Death

Sun Feb 25th, on Wills & Trusts |

Today many estate plans contain irrevocable trusts that will continue for the benefit of a spouse's lifetime and then for the benefit of several generations.

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How to Minimize Legal Fees After Death

Sun Feb 25th, on Wills & Trusts |

Today many estate plans contain irrevocable trusts that will continue for the benefit of a spouse's lifetime and then for the benefit of several generations.

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