What Trusts Can Help You Accomplish

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  There are many types of trusts, capable of helping you accomplish a variety of goals. However, when most people think about trusts, a Revocable Living Trust is the one they have in mind. A Revocable Living Trust allows you to maintain complete control over your assets while you are alive and after you have… Read More »

The Dangers of Improperly Funding your Revocable Trust

A revocable trust is an extremely popular estate planning tool that can help you plan ahead for your future. It is critical to ensure however that the trust has been appropriately funded. There is significant advantages associated with using a revocable trust, such as avoiding probate and asset management. However, you’ll never be able to… Read More »

A Look at a Few Common Trusts (And How They Help)

The Motley Fool recently issued a new article dispelling the myth that trusts are only for wealthy families with walk-in vaults and rivers of gold. The truth is that trusts have become an essential building block in today’s middle-class and working-class estate plans. View image | gettyimages.com Trusts can save everyone money, heartache, hassle, and… Read More »

Robin Williams’ Will: No Exploitation of His Image for 25 Years

Don’t look for a Robin Williams hologram at next year’s Oscars. Who can forget the dancing Michael Jackson hologram at last year’s Billboard Music Awards? Or Celine Dion’s “American Idol” duet with a posthumous Elvis? Or the recent Audrey Hepburn commercial for Dove chocolates? The advertising and entertainment industries love a good resurrection. But they… Read More »

Understanding a Pour-Over Will

A Pour-Over Will is a type of Will that directs your assets to a trust that is separate from the Will. The reason for “pouring” assets from the Will over to a trust is so that the trust will direct what happens with your assets. Having your trust control the assets provides for potential tax… Read More »