Estate planning experts say that although adding a loved one to a bank account may seem like an efficient way to pass the associated assets forward when we die, doing so can actually lead… Read Moreabout Joint Account? Cautionary Advice
Although hopefully avoided through careful planning and good communication, significant disappointments, delays, and conflicts are not uncommon upon the death of a loved one. Hurt feelings alone are insufficient cause for initiating probate litigation…. Read Moreabout Probate Litigation: Outcomes?
Being fair to children does not always mean ensuring assets are equally gifted via an estate plan. Age, health, special needs, educational and vocational goals are among the dynamics that can make doing what’s… Read Moreabout When Being Fair Counts: Pot Trusts
Depending on your news source, you may have heard that Wynonna and Ashely Judd inherited nothing from their famous mother, Naomi. Lawyers remind us that the appointment of Larry Strickland, Naomi’s husband of 33… Read Moreabout Executing Naomi Judd’s Will
Can two churches disinter and remove cremains (cremated remains) from a burial ground without the consent of the families involved? Reversing a judgment from the Probate Court, The Massachusetts Appeals Court found for the… Read Moreabout Grave Appeal: Protecting Burial Grounds
When your company is structured as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), its a good idea for the operating agreement to detail what happens with each member’s ownership upon death. Keep in mind that being… Read Moreabout LLC Agreements and Estate Plans
Please outlive me. That’s how many spouses feel: they’d rather not be the one left behind. Since we just never know what our next chapters of life hold, estate planning is important—and marital trusts… Read Moreabout Marriage and Trusts?
Trusts can be a useful way to protect and distribute assets to family members. Here is an overview of the advantages of establishing a trust. For a trust to achieve it’s goals, you’ll also need… Read Moreabout Financial Security: Family Trusts
Though sometimes necessary, going to court to set up guardianship for loved ones who can no longer reliably make decisions for themselves can be difficult, and painful. Court involvement makes the matter public, and… Read Moreabout Guardianship: Are There Alternatives?