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Trusts for Some – Wills for Others

Suze Orman and Dave Ramsey often talk about the advantages of using a Revocable Living Trust instead of a standard Last Will and Testament. For many a Trust is the best way to go, if it is done correctly, and it truly fits your needs.   First, what is a…

I LEARNED FIRST-HAND, OR WRIST IN THIS CASE

As an Estate Planning Attorney, I try to always plan for the future. I work with clients to make sure they have a plan in place for every worst-case scenario. These plans include contingencies for personal and financial care, due to a permanent and/or temporary disability, that limits a person’s…

Estate Planning Quiz

Estate Planning Quiz Answer the following True/False questions to evaluate your current Estate Plan. Anything you cannot answer due to either an incomplete plan or unknown, answer FALSE. If something does not apply to your situation answer TRUE.   1. I have a will. 2. My marital status hasn’t changed…

The Real Cost of “Trust”s

A recent Google search on the cost of a trust, has brought questions to us regarding our fees. Google cites an article from LegalZoom, an online document preparation service. I encourage you to read the article, but I need to warn you of a few pieces that the article either…

How to Plan for Fair

How to Plan for Fair As a parent I deal with “fair” daily. Making sure that Christmas presents and birthday presents are “fair”. That punishments are “fair”. And even making sure I’m “fair” in how much time I spend with each child. The hardest part is how do you calculate…

Do it yourself Estate Planning

Anytime you turn on the television you see advertisements for online or DIY (do-it-yourself) Wills and other Legal Services. I’ve reviewed hundreds of these types of documents and I have yet to see one that was actually valid in the clients state of residency. I’ve talked to other attorneys, in…

Why Estate Planning?

Why Estate Planning? We’ve all heard the phrase, “failure to plan is planning to fail”. Attorney Jeffery Butler sees how these simple words affect people every day. “A year ago I sat down with a pre-retirement aged couple and discussed their need for not only for Wills, but also a…