Trusts

One of the most versatile estate planning tools is a Revocable Living Trust. It’s often the best option if you are interested in avoiding the public, costly, and time-consuming process of probate, or wish to protect your assets beyond the next generation. They are especially recommended for people with blended...

Just like in business, having the right people in place makes all the difference. If you have a revocable living trust, you probably named yourself as trustee so you can continue to manage your own financial affairs, but eventually someone will need to step in for you when you are...

It’s counterintuitive, we know: irrevocable trusts are revocable (and amendable). Unfortunately, irrevocability is a malicious myth. The uninformed could spend years relying on an old, out-of-date trust that could be updated and improved without too much effort. Yes, the so-called “irrevocable trusts” absolutely can be, and, often, should be, modified. In...

Shocking to most people, your retirement accounts can be seized once they pass to your loved ones. During your lifetime, your retirement funds enjoy protection from creditors, meaning they can’t be taken in a lawsuit. Unfortunately, as soon as retirement accounts are inherited, the protection evaporates. This means your hard...