FAQs

The following is designed to provide accurate and useful information to educate and help in the initial stages of the estate planning process. Please know that we are happy to meet and clarify for you how this information would relate to your personal situation. Feel free to contact our office to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation.

Estate Planning, Wills, & Trusts

What can a Living Trust do for me?
What is a Revocable Living Trust?
What is a Trustor?
What is a Trustee?
Who is the Beneficiary of my Revocable Living Trust?
What is a Will?
What is a Personal Representative (also called executor or executrix)?
What is a Pour-Over Will?
Does a Will have be probated?
What is Probate?
How many people in the US die without doing any estate planning?
What does 'Intestate' mean?
What if I have been advised that I don't need a Trust?
What are 'guardianships' or 'conservatorships'?
How does a Living Trust work if I am disabled?
What is a Successor Trustee?
What are the disadvantages of a Living Trust?
What is 'funding'?
Do I pay more income or property taxes when I have a Revocable Living Trust?
Who should draft my Living Trust?
Are all Living Trusts the same? Isn't there just a form?
My estate is simple and small. Do I need to do anything?
What should my estate planning attorney do for me?
What is a Living Will?
What is a Health Care Power of Attorney?
Is my estate big enough to worry about Estate Taxes?
Can I just use joint tenancy to avoid probate?
Do I lose control of my assets in a Living Trust?
How long should it take to do a Living Trust?
Does a Living Trust avoid probate?
What is a Durable Power of Attorney?
What kind of updating needs to be done regularly on a Living Trust?
Will my estate planning documents be valid if I move to another state?
How does a POD (payable on death) or TOD (transferable on death) account work?
Does a Living Trust give me asset protection?
What is a Testamentary Trust?
What is an Irrevocable Trust?

Disclaimer:
This information is not intended as legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship.  The information provided on this site is as current and reliable as possible.  No general information can replace a one-on-one conference with an attorney to discuss your particular and individual situation.  This information by itself is not to be relied on to do legal estate planning.

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