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February 2017 Archives

Should I use a revocable or irrevocable trust?

If you've spent any time at all researching estate planning, you have come across the concept of trusts. Trusts are one of the cornerstones of modern estate planning, and there are many kinds of trust that may be used depending on your circumstances and the goals you hope to achieve.

Protect your family with a proper will

These days, it is common for a person to have children from more than one marriage. While there is certainly nothing wrong with this, it can present some practical estate planning difficulties that should be addressed proactively to avoid leaving your loved ones an inheritance of conflict when you pass away.

When should I end a minor's guardianship?

An important part of creating any guardianship for a child is determining when the guardianship should end and why. Guardianships are an important legal responsibility placed on adults to carry on behalf of a child, but they necessarily should not last indefinitely. Since a minor guardianship should always be built to protect the minor's best interests, it is wise to consider when it is time to let the individual in question assume his or her own responsibilities.