Year-End Checklist for Your Trust

Year-End Checklist for Your Trust

Trusts are a part of many people’s estate plans. They ensure your assets are protected in life and typically contain instructions for those assets after your death. But trusts are often not updated on a regular enough basis. Because of their complex nature and...
The Lowdown On Living Trusts

The Lowdown On Living Trusts

A living trust is a legal agreement in which a person’s assets can be transferred and handled by an individual or corporation. The person or company managing the trust is called a trustee. Whether or not to create a living trust is a major decision that requires...
Building a spousal lifetime access trust

Building a spousal lifetime access trust

Let’s discuss Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts, otherwise known as SLATs. Establishing one can be complex and designing one to meet your particular needs will most certainly require an estate planning expert, but doing so could be quite beneficial for your financial...
The importance of beneficiary designations

The importance of beneficiary designations

Too often, people believe their wills will solely determine who receives their assets. While this is true for “probate assets,” which are assets that are usually owned solely in a person’s name, it is not the case for multiple non-probate assets, which are assets that...