"Characteristics to Look for in a Trustee" by Attorney Nicole Livingston When you are selecting a trustee as part of the trust creation process, you need to ensure that you select the right person. The trustee has many different responsibilities and serves a vitally important role. Before you decide who will fulfill this position, you need to understand what trustees are actually responsible … [Read more...] about Characteristics to Look for in a Trustee
Probate is often necessary to facilitate the transfer of assets after a death occurs. While you want the probate process to move as quickly as possible so new heirs can take ownership, some issues and complications can arise that cause delays. A process could take a year, with some estates probated more quickly while others take much longer. It often takes this long due to extensive legal … [Read more...] about What Can Slow Down the Probate Process?
It's all about your "stuff" more commonly referred to as your assets which in essence is "your estate". What planning do you have in place to make sure that your real estate, savings, IRAs, jewelry, art, etc. will be distributed to those that you intend? In other words have you completed a comprehensive estate plan that will determine who will inherit what you want, when you want and how you … [Read more...] about FREE Estate Planning Seminars Next Week! Is Your Estate Protected?
"How the Maryland Probate Process Can Affect Your Family" by Attorney Victor A. Lembo … [Read more...] about How the Maryland Probate Process Can Affect Your Family (Audio)
"4 Reasons Why You Don't Want to Die Intestate" by Attorney Colleen Sinclair Prosser … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Die Intestate (Audio)
This article was written by Stephen C. Hartnett, J.D., LL.M., Associate Director of Education, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, Inc. and provided to you courtesy of Attorney Nicole Livingston, Sinclair Prosser Gasior A comprehensive estate plan is one that includes all the documents necessary to handle the affairs of the person if they were to die or become incapacitated today. … [Read more...] about A Comprehensive Estate Plan Includes Funding
"A Comprehensive Estate Plan Includes Funding" by Attorney Nicole Livingston … [Read more...] about A Comprehensive Estate Plan Includes Funding (Audio)
In spite of good intentions when establishing your Living Trust estate plan, there are events that may occur between when you set up your plan and after your death when your wealth is distributed. For example, let’s say you left your assets “free of trust”, meaning outright in one lump sum, to your three children who are grown, responsible and able to take care of themselves. But shortly after … [Read more...] about Why Include Compelling Reasons in an Estate Plan?
The seminar schedule for our Free Estate Planning March 2017 seminars has been posted at https://www.sinclairprosserlaw.com/seminars/ Once there you will be able to register for our seminar and download our Free Estate Planning Worksheet. There's a lot that goes into setting up a comprehensive estate plan, but with our FREE worksheet, you'll be one step closer to getting yourself and your … [Read more...] about Free Estate Planning seminar schedule for March 2017 is now available!
"What is the Money in a Special Needs Trust Used for?" by Attorney Jon J. Gasior … [Read more...] about What is the Money in a Special Needs Trust Used For?