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Estate Planning 101: Wills Versus Trusts

People often ask me if they need a Will or a Trust. This is a good question, and, ultimately, arriving at the answer depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Your reasons and objectives for your estate plan go a long way toward making the determination regarding which tool to use.

Estate Planning During Coronavirus

So far, 2020 is not the year we were expecting. The more we learn about Coronavirus, the more it appears that the virus can affect anyone. It comes as no surprise that people of all ages are asking how to draft an estate plan.

When It Comes To Estate Planning, “Too Young” Is Too Often The Excuse

Young people feel invincible. And yet, we all have personal experiences that remind us otherwise. So, why, as an attorney who focuses almost exclusively on estate planning, do I hear the “too young to have an estate plan” justification for not planning, time and again? I am here to tell you that everyone needs an estate plan. Allow me to repeat myself for those in their 20’s and 30’s who are still reading: everyone needs an estate plan.

Top 10 Reasons to get an Estate Plan

A great reason to have an estate plan is that you own assets. If you own assets, something has to happen to them when you pass away and can no longer own them. Preparing an estate plan can help to make sure your assets go to the right people.

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