DIY Wills and Trusts

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…

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…

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…

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…

How Does a Will or Trust Benefit Your Family?

Writing a will enables you to put your affairs in order and leave clear instructions for the loved ones that you leave behind. A little bit of planning can go a very long way in providing peace of mind for you and a much less stressful experience for your family once you are gone. Read more…

Estate Planning: Should You Really DIY?

Thanks to easily accessible guides offered by document services on the internet, do-it-yourself is now an option for creating an estate plan. Of course a fill-in-the-blank will or trust can be tempting, especially when you are not sure where to start. But is it a good idea, really, to DIY your estate plan? Read more…

How to Discuss Your Estate Plan Goals With Your Loved Ones

Creating an estate plan is an invaluable gift for your family as it will provide them with peace of mind during a very difficult time. Additionally, creating an estate plan offers you the opportunity to have meaningful conversations around your intentions, demonstrating to your loved ones how much you respect and appreciate them. Read more…


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