The Pros and Cons of Probate

The probate process has long been associated with negative connotations and considered by some to be something that should be avoided at all costs. While some financial planners may recommend that those with larger estates try to keep property out of probate whenever...

When to Consider a Corporate Co-Trustee

If you have an irrevocable trust, you may have named yourself as the current trustee and your spouse, partner, or other family member as co-trustee or successor trustee. Presumably, if you were to become incapacitated or die, your spouse, partner, or family member...

Writing a Letter of Intent

If you are in the process of establishing an estate plan for the first time or revising your existing estate plan, you are already familiar with the formal documents drafted by your estate planning attorney—including a Last Will and Testament, Living Will, Revocable...