If you should unfortunately pass away without having created an estate plan, the courts will be left to determine how your assets will be distributed. Since the courts would have no knowledge of your true desires, it is highly likely court’s decision will deviate significantly from what you would have wanted.
At Werner Law Firm, our dedicated probate attorneys can help you establish the appropriate wills and trusts to ensure that this does not happen, allowing you to prepare for many of life’s “what if” scenarios with confidence and security. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation so we can explore your situation and determine which legal option are best for you.
One of the most useful estate planning tools that can be utilized for avoiding probate is a living trust. Acting in a similar fashion as a person’s will, these legal entities allow you to name a chosen beneficiary, or a successor trustee, to receive your possessions at the time of your death and provide instructions as to how your assets should be managed. A living trust can be used for the transfer of the following assets:
If you so choose, a living trust can be revoked or changed while you are still alive to accommodate for any major life changes or property transactions. As long as you are the trustee, you can manage your property however you like. A beneficiary can be nearly anyone, including spouses, children, siblings, friends, and relatives. Once they receive your assets, they will be free to distribute them as you have instructed without the need for probate court. Avoiding probate is completely possible, with the assurance of a living trust.
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