A living will is also called an advance healthcare directive. Not to be confused with the will you create to designate how your assets will be distributed and who will take care of your children and pets when you die, a living will is all about the healthcare you want, and do not want, should you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself. It is a way to help ensure that your wishes are honored, and it also prevents your loved ones from having to figure out what you might … [Read more...]
What is Probate Litigation?
The death of a loved one is a tragedy no one likes facing. Even if you are given time to come to terms with a loved one’s impending death, it can be a very sad, emotional time. What makes this time in one’s life even worse is facing probate litigation. Probate courts in each state are responsible for dividing assets among heirs after death. Typically, probate is a smooth process when there’s a straightforward will and everything is split among heirs in accordance with the wishes of the … [Read more...]
For many people, charitable giving can become a powerful and meaningful legacy. It's important that you talk to your loved ones about this kind of generosity, but an experienced estate attorney can help you understand your options. Donating from an estate can come in several forms: of an outright gift in your will, through a retirement account, as a split-interest gift, or as a part of a trust. Many of these options seem like something that only the wealthy consider, but you might be … [Read more...]