When Is Probate Unavoidable?

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While probate may seem expensive and complicated, it is a standard step in formalizing how assets pass to heirs or beneficiaries. Whether or not you require probate depends on the type of property and how you own it, and the state laws in which you live. While probate can be a complex process for vast […]

Key Parties to a Trust

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  This article will focus on some of the key parties to a trust.  There are generally three parties to a trust; the grantor, trustee, and beneficiaries. The Grantor or Settlor is the person that creates the trust.  This person will discuss with their attorney their wishes for the trust and the terms that will […]

Seven Benefits of a Revocable Living Trust

  Many Americans simply leave a will to distribute their assets upon their passing.  However, the creation of a Revocable Living Trust creates several benefits unavailable to those simply leaving a will. Here are seven benefits to creating a Revocable Living Trust 1) Avoiding Probate- A great benefit of a living trust is that it […]