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ASSET PROTECTION FOR PHYSICIANS AND PROFESSIONALS

    Asset protection planning is a growing area of the law. There are provisions under the law that allow people to preserve and maximize the value of their estate so that it can pass to the next generation without too many people getting their hands into it, and that includes creditors. Most estate planners […]

Estate Planning July 31, 2012

ESTATE PLANNING EXPERTISE FROM A BANKRUPTCY LAWYER

Sometimes I’m asked what preparation or experience do I have that relates to the practice of estate planning when most of my practice has been in the area of bankruptcy law. I started practicing in bankruptcy law in 1986, so I have 26 years of experience in that area. Here’s what bankruptcy is about: You […]

Living Trusts June 26, 2012

YOUR LIVING TRUST: WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Wondering what you should name your living trust? A friend asked me just this week: “If I create a revocable living trust for all my assets, what do I call my trust?” It used to be the accepted practice that your family name should be a part of the name of your living trust. So […]

Estate Planning May 16, 2012

ESTATE PLANNING: THE IMPORTANCE OF ESTATE PLANNING FOR PRINCE WILLIAM ON HIS 30TH BIRTHDAY

What does estate planning have to do with Prince William’s birthday? Not everyone relishes the idea of turning 30. It seems “old” at the time, and for many, signals the true beginning of adulthood and all its responsibilities. But for Prince William, son of the late Princess Diana, it’s a date to look forward to: […]

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR MLM BUSINESS

Mrs. Green (not her real name)  had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and knew she didn’t have much longer to live. She was very successful in multilevel marketing business, which she had created through her efforts over the years. She wanted to leave that business to her two sons, who were now old enough to […]

Living Trusts Tax Planning March 21, 2012

USING AN A/B SPLIT IN YOUR ESTATE PLANNING

One of my colleagues had a most memorable experience in estate planning. It happened several years ago. He happened to be visited on the same day by two lonely widows. One widow visited in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Their situations were so similar that it made a big impression on his […]

Living Trusts March 21, 2012

TRANSFER ASSETS TO YOUR LIVING TRUST

I love using a revocable living trust in estate planning. When a living trust is drawn out the right way and properly funded, it saves time, money, loss of privacy and other complications in the settlement of an estate. Living trusts really work well. They avoid the probate process. One thing that people often forget […]

Articles Living Trusts March 20, 2012

YOUR LIVING TRUST: 5 THINGS TO CHECK

It’s  the perfect time to review your Living Trust to make sure it meets with your wishes at the present time. I recommend a Trust Review once a year. Here are 5 Important Things to check when reviewing your Living Trust:  1) Living Trust: Beneficiaries – There is an article in your Living Trust titled […]

Articles Living Trusts February 29, 2012

TOP 10 REASONS YOU NEED A LIVING TRUST

Now, you might say: “I don’t need a trust. I don’t have a large estate. I don’t need fancy planning. It’s too expensive anyway. And complicated. So I just don’t need a trust!” And so you ask: “Why would I want to have a trust?” I’m going to describe in a few simple words why […]

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