Category Archives: Will

What Can I Do to Improve my Estate Plan?

Estate plans are time consuming, and not something most people want to deal with. But in the end, these things must be dealt with. Taking early steps to make and improve your will and estate plan will help your family out a lot when your time comes. Make a plan and improve it to make it easier on your family. This article will explain the best ways to improve your estate plan and will help you get it on the … Read More

Benefits of Having a Will

Planning your estate Some people believe that only the rich have an estate. This is not true. Everything that you own and owe is part of your estate. Whether you have a large estate or a small estate, you need a plan for how you want it to be handled when you’re gone. Your estate plan includes your will, and having both of these things will make things a lot easier for your loved ones when you pass away. The … Read More

What is Trust Planning and Why You Should do it

Just about everyone understands the importance of having a will to distribute your assets after your death, but not everyone knows the benefits of having a living trust. Should you be planning a trust? What is a trust? A trust is a written legal document where your assets are placed into a trust for your benefit during your lifetime and then transferred to the beneficiaries that you chose. This is different than a will because it transfers your assets during … Read More

Are Last Wishes Legally Binding?

Last wishes are requests, separate from a will, that someone wants to have done after they die. Last wishes are not legally binding; however, if all of the family members unite and agree to honor someone’s last wishes the executor has the moral obligation to comply. Last wishes In the event of death, many people have desires for their funeral, final internment and other matters not covered in a will. Last wishes are best followed when written down and made … Read More

Where do my Assets go if i Don’t Have a Will?

If you die before making a will, the intestacy laws of the state you lived in will determine how your property is distributed after your death. The property distributed includes your bank accounts, real estate and all other assets you owned. Intestacy laws vary depending on whether you were married or had children at the time of your death and this article explains how your property will be distributed depending on those factors. How marital status and children determine what … Read More