Estate Planning

Does Right of Survivorship Override a Will? - Werner Law Firm

Does Right of Survivorship Override a Will?

When property belongs to one person, it is generally easy to figure out who owns all the equity, and who decides where ownership over the property will be transferred in the future. But in many cases, property is not owned by a single person or entity. When two or more people own property, that property

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Using a Pour-Over Will in Estate Planning - Werner Law Firm

Using a Pour-Over Will in Estate Planning

A pour-over will is an estate planning document built to ensure that anything in your estate that has not been funded into your living trust before your death is automatically funded into your trust afterwards. Pour-over wills exist to generally to prevent having assets outside of the trust after death. If one is building an

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Estate Planning 101 for LGBT Couples - Werner Law Firm

Estate Planning 101 for LGBT Couples

Estate planning tools have long been one of the only ways for LGBT couples to ensure that a part of what they own is left behind for their partner. An estate plan constitutes a list of documents and legal precautions created with the explicit purpose of preparing for death. While grim on the surface, an

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Where There's a Living Will, There's a Way - Werner Law Firm

Where There’s a Living Will, There’s a Way

Estate plans are typically built to deal with matters of property and wealth after death, ensuring that ownership between generations is transferred as per the decedent’s wishes. But there is more to an estate plan than determining who gets the house and who gets the vinyl collection. Many elements of an estate plan are crucial

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The Role of a Fiduciary in Estate Planning - Werner Law Firm

The Role of a Fiduciary in Estate Planning

Infidelity is the act of betraying someone’s trust. Its opposite is fidelity, which involves loyalty. In the very same linguistic branch, we have “fiduciary”, which describes a relationship of trust and responsibility between two individuals, where one (the fiduciary) is acting as a representative for the other (the principal). In estate planning, the planner, grantor,

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