Taking Steps to Reduce the Risk of Probate Litigation

Taking Steps to Reduce the Risk of Probate Litigation

The risk of probate litigation can be increased by a number of family circumstances. Still, there are two fundamental reasons: families disagree with how to handle a mentally incapacitated family member or, after death, disagreements regarding the dissolution of the...
A Comparison of Irrevocable Versus Revocable Trusts

A Comparison of Irrevocable Versus Revocable Trusts

The most common types of trusts for estate planning are revocable and irrevocable trusts. While there is some similarity, these two major categories of trusts have different purposes in your estate plan. Both can substitute for a last will and testament as an...
Most of the Time, Equality Is Fair

Most of the Time, Equality Is Fair

When it comes to deciding how to leave property to your children, the obvious choice is to divide everything equally. That is the straightforward choice when all your children are doing equally well. But if not – if, for example, your son is a starving artist with...
The Importance of Home Improvements for Aging in Place

The Importance of Home Improvements for Aging in Place

As Americans age, they generally want to stay in their homes and communities. As a result, many homeowners are taking steps to modify their homes so they will be able to safely and comfortably remain in their homes for as long as possible. This is called “aging in...