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.

Dying Without a Will Can Have Unintended Consequences

Life is full of unexpected events, and if you die without a will, the state will determine how to distribute your assets. This could vary greatly from your intentions, which is why an estate plan is the best way to ensure your wishes are carried out when you’re gone. Read more…

Ways to Avoid Probate

Avoiding the probate process can save time and money when settling your estate. Learn three things you can to do make the process easier for your loved ones after you’re gone. Read more…

Estate Plans and Divorce

Divorce can be painful and overwhelming, but it’s an ideal time to review potential changes to your estate plan to eliminate any holes that may have been created in the process. Read more…

It Might Be Time to Revise Your Will

One thing in life is certain – there will be many changes along the way. Having a will is an important tool to make sure your assets are handled according to your wishes. It’s important to periodically revise this document as your life changes. Read more…

The Importance of Long-Term Care Planning

According to experts, 63 percent of Americans age 65 and older will require long-term care at some point. It is crucial to plan for your health needs as you age, and unexpected complications can derail even a well thought out retirement plan. Read more…

Revocable Trusts, Wills, and Dealing with Probate

You have various strategies to choose from when planning how you would like your assets to be distributed and your wishes carried out when you pass. You’ll likely choose to have a living trust or a will – but it’s important to understand probate. Read more…

Five Common Trust Mistakes to Avoid

Including a trust in your estate plan can be a great way to avoid probate, provide for minor children or children with special needs, and in some cases reduce estate taxes. Just be sure to avoid these five common mistakes with trusts. Read more…

You Have Been Named Executor of a Will – Now What?

Being named the executor of an estate is an honor, but it can also be an overwhelming responsibility. It’s important to understand everything you will be responsible for to ensure your loved one’s wishes are carried out as intended. Read more…

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…


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