TuckerAllen Estate Planning Blog

The TuckerAllen Estate Planning Blog provides useful insights about wills, trusts, 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.

Understanding Taxes and Trust Distributions

Understanding the tax implications of different types of trusts can be complicated, but it’s important to be aware of this aspect. Revocable and irrevocable trusts are taxed differently because of who maintains control over the assets. Read more…

It Isn’t Too Late to Keep This New Year’s Resolution

To truly make a difference in your life, consider making resolutions that will help ensure the financial security of your family. Read more…

Planning for Incapacity Is Essential

Estate planning is not just about writing wills and trusts – do not make the mistake of overlooking incapacity planning, which addresses what happens if you are unable to make medical decisions or handle your finances because of a medical condition. Read more…

Conservatorships vs. Powers of Attorney: Which Is Right for You?

You may need to manage the affairs of a loved one who no longer is able to make decisions. A power of attorney is a low-cost, straightforward way to do this, but your situation may require a conservatorship instead. Read more…

Estate Planning for Baby Boomers

As Depression-era parents pass away, you might start thinking about your own estate planning needs and desires. Regardless of your financial situation, estate plans can help smooth the transition for your family – and not having one can be a mistake. Read more…

The Pros and Cons of Trusts

Trusts can be a useful tool in estate planning. Learn their pros and cons to see if they are right for you. Read more…

Using a Living Will and Health Care Proxy to Determine Medical Care

While you are still able to, it’s important to make decisions on who will decide your medical and financial care should the unexpected arise and you are no longer able to do so yourself. Read more…

Will Your Heirs Mishandle Their Inheritance?

If you’re worried your heirs will mishandle their inheritance, setting up a trust could be a valuable tool. A trust can help ensure your assets benefit the people you love long after you pass on. Read more…

Can a Trust Strengthen Your Estate Plan?

If you’re exploring options for your estate plan, you may want to consider setting up a trust. You don’t have to be wealthy to benefit from this key legal tool. Read more…

Creating a Trust When Your Family Has Debt

It’s still possible to protect your assets for loved ones after you pass away with a trust – even if you have debt. Learn how your debt could affect any trusts you may want to create. Read more…


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