Living Trusts

The Gift of a Living Trust

When considering end-of-life planning, very few of us relish the idea of our loved ones spending the days after our passing inside a courthouse, hashing out details of what goes to whom. This procedure is the matter of probate. Even with the proper preparation of a living trust or will, the probate courts maintain rules and

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Are You Making Full Use of a Living Trust? - Werner Law Firm

Are You Making Full Use of a Living Trust?

Many people include living trusts in their estate planning for the purpose of avoiding the probate process. That’s a wise goal; probate is the legal machinations by which the state decides how a person’s assets ought to be distributed after a person dies. The process is draining for the deceased’s loved ones, beneficiaries, and executor,

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Gain Peace of Mind with a Living Trust - Werner Law Firm

Gain Peace of Mind with a Living Trust

Future goals of making an estate plan now include avoiding probate later, as well as keeping estate taxes at bay. What most people don’t realize is that estate planning can be useful while they are still alive. One way of maintaining control of your assets, while still providing for loved ones after your death, is

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How an Unfunded Living Trust Poses Risks - Werner Law Firm

How an Unfunded Living Trust Poses Risks

A living trust is often cited as a low-risk way to avoid lengthy probate or certain taxes. It can be a straightforward way to divide assets or designate beneficiaries. Some kinds of trusts can be set up to automatically transfer assets to a spouse, others can be modified or amended without difficulty. But if a

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