Trust Disputes: What Can a Beneficiary Do?

A trust is an entity created by a legal document. It is used to hold assets including cash, stocks, real estate, and other property. It’s formed by a Settlor who transfers part or all of his property into the trust. The trust holds the title to the property and the trust is managed by a trustee. The trustee is responsible for managing the trust for the beneficiaries. Trusts can be a very effective way to plan an estate without needing to worry about probate issues. When a trust is properly executed and properly managed, it can be a great vehicle...

What is Elder Law?

As America ages, information and protection in the field of gerontology has become increasingly popular and important segment of the legal field. The subject encompasses a wide range of financial, health, and estate related services that arise in the Golden Years. With the right professional to guide and inform you, it truly can be the best years of your life. There are many subjects under the umbrella of elder law and here’s a quick look. Medical, Health and Insurance The wide-ranging scope of elder law includes interpreting complicated questions regarding social security, Medicare, Medicaid and other health insurance benefits. Also,...

What is Estate Planning?

Most people consider estate planning a legal process for the wealthy, but the fact is that everyone needs an estate directive. Regardless of wealth, everyone has certain issues that could arise in the event of a timely event. It is important that everyone is prepared in the case of a tragedy, and having a valid will and legal directive in place can solve many of the uncertainties. When individuals die unexpectedly intestate, which is the legal term for passing away without a will, the individual’s assets and liabilities are divided according to state law. This includes everything from placing minor...

Do I Need An Attorney For A Trust Administration?

“Do I need an attorney for a trust administration?”  That depends. If you are asking whether you are required to have an attorney in order to administer a trust, the answer is “no”. On the other hand, if you are asking whether it is in your best interest to have an attorney guiding you through the trust administration process, the answer is an emphatic “yes”! With all of the responsibilities and duties a trustee has, it is to your great benefit to have an experienced attorney guiding you through the process. In addition to protecting your legal rights, working with...

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