Items and Issues You Cannot Keep Private with a Living Trust

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Items and Issues You Cannot Keep Private with a Living Trust

One of the top benefits of a living trust is that, unlike a will, the trust does not have to be filed with a court at any time before or after your death. Therefore, the majority of its contents are never made public. In addition, the probate court does not have any supervisory powers over […]

Common Reasons People Tend to Think They Don’t Need Financial Power of Attorney

A power of attorney for finances can be an extremely useful estate planning tool. However, many people mistakenly believe they do not actually need it. Below we review some of the most common reasons people tend to think they don’t need a financial power of attorney — and why they are likely to be wrong. […]

What Does it Mean to Have a Living Trust?

Revocable living trusts are the most common types of trusts available. They provide people with the peace of mind of knowing that they have outlined their wishes for passing down their assets and property to beneficiaries. Generally speaking, three people are involved in the creation of a living trust: a grantor, a trustee and a […]

Learning the Basics on Trusts

When it comes time to begin making arrangements for your estate, you might find that there is a great deal of information to go through and understand. With so many types of estate planning tools available, each with its own relative benefits, you may be wondering what the best option is for you. Increasingly, Americans […]

Modifying or Terminating a Trust: a Primer

Most people associate estate planning with setting up a will, but depending on your circumstances and the value of your estate, there might be more to it than that. In fact, it might be possible to better protect your loved ones and your assets through a living trust. This represents an increasingly popular estate planning […]

Is a Living Trust a Good Decision For Me?

One of the most common questions we receive is whether or not a person should choose to use a living trust in his or her estate plan. To determine if a living trust is right for you, consider the following factors: Your age. For most people under the age of 60 who are in decent […]