To Disinherit or Not: Alternatives to Cutting a Loved One from Your Will

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  As an Estate Planning Attorney, I’ve seen more than my fair share of familial challenges.  I’ve had clients dealing with everything from chronic illness and sudden death to troubled children, estranged spouses and greedy siblings. I can’t count how many times a frustrated parent, sibling or spouse has plopped in a chair in my office,… Read more »

The Truth About Living Trust Fees

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  One concern that may be holding you back from creating a Trust – or worse – leading you to one of those online legal services or a document preparer, is the idea that it may be expensive to create and maintain one through a real Attorney. The fact is, it’s probably more affordable than… Read more »

How Does Life Insurance Work with a Trust?

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  It’s easy to think Life Insurance and Trusts as two completely different things: one protects your family in case of death, and the other distributes your estate upon your death. Planning ahead is wise when you want to protect your family’s financial future, and it is commendable if you have already established a Trust as well… Read more »