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5 More Reasons to Consider a Trust

5 More Reasons to Consider a Trust

Last week, we discussed five reasons to consider using a trust in your estate planning. Honestly, five didn’t cover even half of the reasons you might want a trust, so we have assembled five more reasons to consider a trust.   6. Size of Estate Even the...
5 Reasons to Consider a Trust

5 Reasons to Consider a Trust

In previous posts, we looked at some of the differences between a will and trust and concluded that although a will is generally always necessary, a trust might not be.  Some of the more insightful readers of this blog probably left thinking, “that was helpful...
Selecting a Guardian for Minor Children

Selecting a Guardian for Minor Children

You’ve selected a medical agent with ease, you’ve decided on an Executor under your Will . . . and now you’re faced with perhaps the greatest decision you’ll make while estate planning: who will care for your children if you’re gone?  In client discussions, this tends...
Will vs. Trust: Which is Better?

Will vs. Trust: Which is Better?

“Should I get a trust?”  “What’s the difference between a will and trust?  Do I need one?”  These are some of the most common questions I hear when planning an estate.  To understand the differences and determine which is best for you, let’s look at each one in turn....
Do I Need a Will?

Do I Need a Will?

Do I need a will? Yes.  Even if you don’t have vast fortunes, a Will is an important component of any estate plan.  Below are some key functions and important benefits of having a properly drafted Will.  Appoint a Guardian for Minor Children Parents, this is the most...