Posts Categorized: Wills and Trusts

What Is a QTIP Trust?

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Category: Wills and Trusts

When you sit down to create or revise your estate plan you may decide to include a trust agreement in your overall plan. Among the many benefits of including a trust is that trusts have...

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How Do I Fund My Trust?

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Category: Wills and Trusts

In years past, trusts were used almost exclusively by wealthy families as a tool to pass down the family fortune while avoiding estate taxes and retaining some degree of control over the assets held by...

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How Do I Fund My Revocable Trust?

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Category: Wills and Trusts

One of the most commonly used types of trusts is a revocable living trust. A revocable living trust offers a variety of benefits to the settlor, or person who created the trust. People often use a revocable...

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Does Your Law Firm Do Wills?

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Category: Wills and Trusts

Estate planning can be a very complex process involving numerous strategies and tools. At its most basic, however, estate planning starts with the creation of a Last Will and Testament. People often make the mistake...

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Why Should I Have A Living Trust?

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Category: Wills and Trusts

Just a few generations ago trusts were used primarily by very wealthy families as a way to pass down the family wealth while maintaining some degree of control over the money. Today, trusts can still...

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How Can I Make Changes to My Trust?

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Category: Wills and Trusts

Trusts were once used primarily by wealthy families who wished to pass down the family wealth from one generation to another while still retaining some degree of control over the assets. Today, however, trusts are...

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What Is an Executor?

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Category: Probate, Wills and Trusts

The cornerstone of any estate plan is a Last Will and Testament. When you create your Will you will have to make a number of very important decisions. You may assume that all of these...

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