The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Trust - Keep in mind there are many different types of Trusts, one size does not fit all, and if this is something you’re considering, it’s best to schedule a consultation to find out what is best for you and your situation.
Category Archives: Beneficiaries
When An Estate Planning Attorney Can Help
Let’s say your mother has a trust that includes stocks that were your father’s. Possibly the stocks started as an employee purchase and were touched only two or three times over the years. Your mother receives a quarterly dividend from the stock, typically half in cash and half to the stock growth. So, what would the tax consequences be if this stock is left upon her death to be split among her three surviving children? Would it be better to start cashing the stock before she passes and put it in a trust account for her needs?
Can You Challenge A Trust Based on Undue Influence?
What happens if you believe someone (say a sibling) used undue influence on an aging parent to get them to amend their trust? Let’s say the trust originally split everything evenly between you and your sibling, but now your parent is experiencing dementia and your sibling has hired an attorney and coerced your parent to […]