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When meeting with clients to design their trust provisions, whether their children/beneficiaries are five or thirty-five years old, I often hear the same concern.    They are worried that the funds will be spent irresponsibly.  To combat this fear, we estate planners will often suggest the inclusion of language in the trust that will either; 1. […]

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                There are common events which trigger a need for estate planning, one of which is the birth of a child.  In my experience, nominating a guardian for the care of a minor child is often the most important yet challenging decision for parents to make.   Below are some important issues which should be addressed […]

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The simple answer is ALL ASSETS, that is all assets which we want to be subject to the trust instructions. Remember that the trust will only control any assets that have been formally transferred into the trust via a change in title or beneficiary designation. Once of the most common misconceptions is that if an […]

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How one holds title to their assets will determine the process by which those assets will be administered; whether by contract, operation of law, court action (probate), or privately via trust instructions. It will also determine who will inherit the property whether it is the person they intended or a default person entitled to receive […]

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