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Court Bonds 05.21.2024

Joint Accounts and Probate?

  Adding adult children to accounts (aka “joint tenancy”) is one way to allow assets to pass on to them expediently, without going through the public process of probate, upon your death. Joint tenancy is…
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Joint Accounts and Probate?
Court Bonds 05.21.2024

Why Are Revocable Trusts So Handy?

  Revocable trusts are the most common type of trust. Setting up a revocable trust is relatively easy, allows for flexibility and helps with a number of estate planning goals. Part of the appeal, as…
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Why Are Revocable Trusts So Handy?
Court Bonds 04.24.2024

Getting Help: Estate, Probate and Trust Administration

  Expert legal help is a good idea during estate planning, while navigating probate as a personal representative, or when serving as a trustee. Here are examples of the legal processes attorneys can guide you…
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Getting Help: Estate, Probate and Trust Administration
Court Bonds 04.24.2024

Should The Executor of a Will Use Discretion?

  Just as the title expresses, the role of executor is to carry out the intentions of the testator (aka person creating a will), so generally, executors do not volunteer their own discretion while fulfilling…
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Should The Executor of a Will Use Discretion?
Court Bonds 04.18.2024

Updating Estate Plans: A Checklist

  If you’ve made an estate plan, good for you: you’re ahead of many people in gifting your family (and yourself) with peace of mind. However, keep in mind, estate planning is not a “once…
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Updating Estate Plans: A Checklist
Court Bonds 04.18.2024

Trusts: Separate and Unique Entities

  Under the eyes of the law, trusts are separate and unique entities, and this is why they are incredibly useful estate planning tools. Trusts can be set up to accomplish a variety of goals….
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Trusts: Separate and Unique Entities
Court Bonds 04.15.2024

Executing A Will: Duties Explained

  Creating a will is an important way to organize affairs and prevent loved ones from having excess stress when we die. At the time a will is made, a trusted individual is designated to…
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Executing A Will: Duties Explained
Court Bonds 04.15.2024

Wealth Transfer: OutRight Or In Trust?

  As Baby Boomers transfer trillions to younger generations, there are many decisions to be made, not just about what estate planning tools to use (wills or trusts) but about fundamentals, like whether to make…
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Wealth Transfer: OutRight Or In Trust?
Court Bonds 04.03.2024

Rainy Days Continue For Prince’s Estate

  When music legend Prince died unexpectedly in 2016, it took six years for relations and business associates to come to agreement over his assets and affairs. The plans, announced in 2022, would have allowed…
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Rainy Days Continue For Prince’s Estate