Although leaving your hard-earned assets outright to your children, grandchildren, or other beneficiaries after you die may seem like the easiest and most desired form of distribution, this scheme will make their inheritance easy prey for creditors, predators, and divorcing spouses. Instead, consider using discretionary trusts for the benefit of each of your beneficiaries. Read More
If you didn’t know that irrevocable trusts can be modified, you’re not alone. However, the truth is that changes in the law, family, trustees, and finances sometimes frustrate the trust maker’s original intent. Or, sometimes, an error in the trust document itself is identified. When this happens, it’s wise to consider trust modification, even if that trust is irrevocable. Read More
Considering the myriad of trusts available, creating an estate plan that works can seem daunting. However, as business and estate planning attorneys, that’s what we do every day. For each of our clients, we design a plan which addresses their specific situation.
Here’s a look at the basics of ten common types of trusts used in estate planning to provide you with a general understanding. Read More
Many people believe that an irrevocable trust cannot be modified. However, changes in the law, family, trustees, and finances sometimes frustrate the trust maker’s original intent. Sometimes an error in the trust document itself is identified. When this happens, it makes sense to consider trust modifications, even when the trust is irrevocable. Here are three examples of when an irrevocable trust can, and should, be modified or terminated. Read More