Family Incentive Trust is Alternative to Disinheriting

/ By: Colleen Sinclair Prosser, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Asset Protection, Beneficiary Designations, Blended Families, Business Planning, Charitable Giving, Charitible, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Family Wealth Trust, Inheritance Planning, Legacy Planning, Legacy Wealth Plan, Living Trusts, Planning for Minor Children, Privacy

Recent headline news reported that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman left his entire estate to his girlfriend and nothing to his three young children, therefore disinheriting them.    It is reported that he did not want to...

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A Life Estate Deed Can Be an Important Tool in Medicaid Planning

/ By: Jon J. Gasior

Category: Asset Protection, Deed, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Joint Tenancy, Life Estate Deed, Long Term Care Planning, Medicaid, Nursing Home Expenses, Probate, Probate avoidance, Real Estate

  A particular type of Life Estate Deed can be an important tool in estate planning and Medicaid eligibility.  The titling of property is a large component of your estate planning which should be discussed when...

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Robin Williams’ Estate Plan

/ By: Brooke J. Shemer

Category: Asset Protection, Beneficiary Designations, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Estate Taxes, Executor, Inheritance Planning, Irrevocable Trusts, Legacy Planning, Living Trusts, Privacy, Probate, Probate avoidance, Real Estate, Register of Wills, Revocable Living Trust, Trusts, Wills

  Robin Williams’ untimely death came as a shock to the world this past August.  As devastating as an unexpected, sudden death can be for the family, the need to settle the estate only adds to...

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Who Should Be the Executor of Your Will?

/ By: Nicole Livingston, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Beneficiary Designations, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Executor, Financial Power of Attorney, Healthcare Power of Attorney, Incapacity Planning, Living Trusts, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trustee, Trusts, Wills

  It is important to take the time to decide who should be the executor of your estate upon your death, and your power of attorney if you become incapacitated.  Once you make these decisions, determine...

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Privacy in Estate Planning

/ By: Colleen Sinclair Prosser, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Asset Protection, Divorce Protection, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Executor, Inheritance Planning, Legacy Planning, Living Trusts, Privacy, Probate, Probate avoidance, Revocable Living Trust, Singles, Trusts, Wills

  In these times of technology and security breaches, our personal privacy is a top concern.  If you choose a Last Will and Testament as your estate planning document, or you choose not to create...

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