Should You Consider a Revocable Living Trust?

Should You Consider a Revocable Living Trust?

This week’s post is going to provide a glimpse into nearly every estate planning consultation that I have with a client who is embarking on basic estate planning.  Inevitably, we discuss whether the family needs a will or a trust.  Its interesting that many families...
What is Probate and Why Should We Try to Avoid it?

What is Probate and Why Should We Try to Avoid it?

WHAT IS PROBATE? So many people do not know what probate is or may misunderstand just what it means. So, what is probate? Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone dies, involving paperwork and court appearances by lawyers.  The lawyers and court fees...