Four Tips For Effortless Estate Administration

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Being put in charge of a loved one’s estate doesn’t have to be stressful. If you are the executor of an estate or successor trustee of a trust, then you have a legal responsibility to manage the assets of the trust or estate in accordance with both the will/trust and applicable State laws. According to Judy Martel… Read more »

How Marriage and Divorce Affect Estate Plans

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  Having an Estate Plan is the best way to insure that your family is protected from probate, taxes, and the unexpected upon your death.   Your Estate Plan will direct how your assets will be divided -and if done right – will leave provisions for covering debt and other expenses, and avoid family fights and other problems…. Read more »

10 Warning Signs Your Trust Won’t Work the Way You Intend

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  As an Estate Planning and Trust Attorney who’s been helping families preserve their legacies and avoid probate for over twenty-five years, I’ve seen it all; family squabbles turned to drawn-out legal battles; grieving children having to deal with lengthy and costly probate and surviving spouses left with the results of a bad or outdated… Read more »