TuckerAllen Estate Planning Blog

The TuckerAllen Estate Planning Blog provides useful insights about wills, trusts, estate administration, elder law, special needs planning, and more. If you have questions, or are ready to talk to one of our estate planning attorneys about your wishes for you or your family, please contact us.

Funding Your Trust – The Critical Final Step to Complete your Estate Plan

Revocable trusts — also known as “living” trusts — offer significant benefits over wills, including asset management (in the event you become incapacitated) and probate avoidance. But these benefits aren’t available if you don’t fund the trust. Read more…

Protect Your Loved One’s Government Benefits with a Special Needs Trust

If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you probably worry over what could happen when you’re no longer here. A special needs trust can be a useful tool to take care of your child while still ensuring eligibility for government benefits. Read more…

Re-married with children: Estate planning considerations for blended families

If you are part of a blended family, the idea of estate planning can be especially daunting. Although estate planning for a blended family can present some complex issues, addressing those issues is necessary if you want control over who will inherit your assets and under what terms those people will inherit. Read more…

The Stretch IRA – a Powerful Estate Planning Tool

The value of an IRA as a retirement-planning tool is well known. However, even if you don’t need an IRA to fund your retirement, it can be a useful estate planning tool. Read more…

ABLE Accounts Can Benefit Loved Ones with Special Needs

For families with disabled loved ones who are potentially eligible for means-tested government benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it can be a challenge to provide the most comfortable life possible for the family member, yet not jeopardize the person's eligibility for needed government benefits. Read more…

Estate Planning for Singles

If you are single and not financially responsible for anyone else, having an estate plan might not seem critical. Nonetheless, estate planning can ensure that your wishes are followed both before and after you pass. Read more…

Leaving Specific Assets to Specific Heirs is an Estate Planning No-No

Planning your estate around specific assets is risky, since leaving specific assets to specific people might inadvertently result in disinheriting someone. Read more…

The Advantages of a Trust over a Will

Trusts and wills have the same essential function: passing your property to your heirs after your death. However, the differences in how the two documents operate should be carefully considered before choosing between them. Read more…

Procrastination

Everyone knows that estate planning is important, but most people never consider it urgent. Here's why you shouldn't procrastinate. Read more…

Peace of Mind Provided by Prepaid Funeral Plans Might Be Misleading

To relieve their families of the burden of planning a funeral, many people plan and pay for them in advance. Unfortunately, prepaid funeral plans are fraught with potential traps. Read more…


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