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Planning for the future and considering financial matters can be a challenging and emotional experience. However, it is crucial to wisely manage your assets while aging and provide for the family members who will survive you. Your elder law attorney knows how to create an estate plan strategy that addresses these

Most of us are familiar with trusts, either as a reference to a beneficiary of a trust fund or as an entity itself. While some may think only wealthy people have trusts, trusts are common and useful tools for estate planning of all sizes. Assets are managed and protected, distributions

Especially in American families today, stepchildren are not uncommon, and they are taken care of just like full biological children, even if they come from the same family. Stepchildren, particularly those raised in blended families, are especially susceptible to this. Siblings may have varied feelings about a stepchild inheriting something

Charitable trusts, also known as irrevocable trusts, allow you and a charity to receive income from the trust. The establishment of a charitable trust can offer many benefits for all parties involved, especially for those with nonessential assets such as stocks or real estate. Even if you experience a financial

As part of your estate planning process, it's important to implement Power of Attorney (POA) documents. Powers of attorney are recognized in all states, but the rules and requirements may differ from one to another. By signing this document, you are granted an individual or individuals the authority to act

The complexities of probate litigation can range from guardianships and conservatorships to will and trust contests, to real estate disputes, to using true intentions to make gifts. By planning for the future, one can greatly reduce or eliminate probate litigation risk. The creation of comprehensive estate plans that are routinely