Do I Need Trust Settlement or Probate Administration?

Settling an estate can feel like a big responsibility for anyone who hasn’t done it before. Sometimes you need to go through probate, sometimes you need trust settlement. And sometimes, you need both!  If you’re not sure where to start, here’s a quick run-down for what happens in both trust settlement and probate administration. Probate…

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“Debt Collectors Are Calling Me”

In the week of my Dad’s passing, I called 11 credit card companies to inform them of his passing. Each call took about 30 minutes – from wading through the automated system to multiple transfers to the appropriate department. It was awful. My Dad told me the debt would just go away once he passes.…

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Michael Jackson and the Importance of Funding Your Trust

Trust. Will. Estate Plan. These are terms you have likely heard but may not have clarity on what exactly they do or what legal tool you need. This is common. Our clients come to us knowing they want to protect their children, but unsure of what next steps to take.  Let’s look at Michael Jackson…

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It’s Time To Talk To Your Parent About Aging

There is one certainty in life that none of us can escape: we will all die someday. The hope is this will occur when we’re old, slipping peacefully away in our sleep, but inevitably, it is guaranteed to happen to each of us. Unfortunately, too many of us pass away without leaving a proper plan…

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