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Do I Need a Trust?….Trusts Explained

Do I Need a Trust?….Trusts Explained

Do I need a trust? Clients must have trusts explained in order to know if one is advisable.  A trust is a set of directions that dictate how your property is to be managed during your lifetime and after your death.  A revocable trust includes the ability for you to...
What is a Guardian?

What is a Guardian?

“What is a guardian?” is a question I often hear when adult children have to come to terms with an aging parent who is failing cognitively. Guardianship is the legal process whereby a person who is functionally incapacitated is judicially determined unable...
What is Probate?

What is Probate?

Probate is the process whereby a decedent’s assets which are held in his or her name alone, are transferred to the beneficiaries pursuant to the terms of the decedent’s Last Will and Testament or to the heirs if the person has no will. A person’s will provides for the...
What if you pass without a Will?

What if you pass without a Will?

  What Happens If a Person Dies Without a Will? There is a common misunderstanding that if a person dies without a will that the estate will go to the state.  This is not true.  When a person dies and has assets in his or her name alone, the estate will be...