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How To Plan a Family Meeting To Discuss Estate Planning

January 23, 2023

Estate planning is a huge step, and you may need to speak to someone about your plans eventually. These are some tips for setting up a meeting to discuss the plans for your future: Approach Your Family With Sensitivity It might be hard to get all your family members together to discuss the things that need to be done once you’re deceased. The whole idea might seem morbid and offputting, but it’s a fact of life. Thus, sharing your estate plan is 100 percent necessary. You’ll want to find a time when all of you can get together in a... View Article

Are There Attorney Fees in a trust?

January 16, 2023

You might wonder about the different fees in a trust if you are a beneficiary or trustee. These are some answers to the most common questions regarding such fees.  Problems That Arise Between Beneficiaries and Trustees Many problems can arise between trustees and beneficiaries. These are some issues that frequently occur: Trustee Removal The beneficiaries or other parties may need to discuss the removal of an untrusted trustee. That process can result in accumulated fees and efforts. Beneficiaries may have difficulty paying to have something done if they feel the trustee isn’t handling the accounts properly. Fortunately, they have alternative... View Article

Is It Normal For A Will Administrator To Have Expenses?

December 27, 2022

As someone going through the probate process, you might wonder if it’s normal to deal with an array of expenses. The short answer is yes. Probate can literally cost over $10,000. Fortunately, there’s a way to write off those expenses and spare yourself from obliterating your wallet. Here’s some information about those expenses and how you can deduct them to save yourself some money as executor of the estate: Probate Costs That Accumulate  These are a few of the expenses that come up during the probate process:  Funeral Expenses Funeral expenses are some of the most common estate-related expenses. You... View Article

What Types of Fraud Exist in a Will?

December 20, 2022

You might have to do estate planning for a relative or loved one. If so, you need to know about some fraudulent activities in estate planning processes. Here’s some information about fraud in estate planning and several things you can do to prevent it.  Believe it or not, a lot of fraud happens during various estate planning processes. These are some of the events that can occur if a non-trustworthy person is left to handle the estate: Lying To an Incapacitated Person Lying to someone who is disabled or mentally incompetent is one way some people commit estate fraud. An... View Article

What Is Probate?

November 21, 2022

When someone passes away, the last thing you want to deal with is probate and waiting for the estate to be handed out. That being said, if you are not sure what probate is, it can be difficult to really understand the process. So, what is probate, and why is it important? Keep reading to find out. What Is Probate? Probate is a period of time that follows the death of an individual who does not have a will in place at the time of their death. The probate period differs from state to state but is almost always six... View Article

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