Estate Planning Blog

Five Assets a Will Does Not Control

You’ve worked hard and have begun to acquire wealth.  You’ve even have a will to make sure that your assets go to your family.  You think you’re all set. Unfortunately, a common misunderstanding is that your will encompasses and controls

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Revocable v. Irrevocable Trust

A trust can be an important part of your estate.  Trusts allow you to avoid probate, minimize taxes, provide organization, maintain control, and provide for yourself and your heirs. In simple terms, a trust is a book of instructions wherein

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What are the Common Types of Trusts?

Considering all the types of trusts available, creating an estate plan can seem daunting.  This is one of the main reasons by people tend to avoid taking the steps to their estate plan done. Here’s a look at the basics

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Wills vs. Trusts – What’s the Difference?

A common question that I am always asked – what’s the difference between a will and trust?  Below are the basic differences: What Revocable Living Trusts Can Do – That Wills Can’t Avoid a conservatorship and guardianship. A revocable living

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Cautionary Tale of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman was a talented actor who was known for his roles Boogie Nights, Almost Famous and Along Came Polly.  He even won an Oscar for best actor for his role in Capote. However, like many talented actors, Philip

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