What Happens to Your Debts After Death?

What Happens to Your Debts After Death?

Heirs to an estate often face dealing with outstanding debts of their deceased loved one, and have to decide who is responsible for payment. If you are creating your estate plan, it is helpful to know the rules about what happens to your debts after death, to avoid creating problems for your heirs. After you […]

Common Mistakes in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Estate Planning

DIY Estate Planning for Family

There are many DIY estate planning tools and forms available for a small fee. The companies that offer them will let you believe it is simple to draft your own will or trust without an attorney. That may be true for some well-versed in estate planning and probate law, or those with few assets to […]

What Happens If You Die Without an Estate Plan?

Die Without An Estate Plan

It is easy to put off making an estate plan with a will or trust, and young, healthy individuals may see it as a low priority. However, estate planning is not just for the rich or aging, since it allows you to control your assets, healthcare and decision making at any age and income level. […]

What is a Trust Protector?

What is a Trust Protector?

Trusts are wonderful things. They can provide for the smooth transition of wealth from one generation to the next. They can help your loved ones avoid the need for going to probate court after you die. They can provide your care if you become incapacitated. But sometimes things go wrong. Laws change. Named trustees turn […]