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A Will Alone Does Not Avoid Probate, A Living Trust Can Help

Revocable Living Trust

There are many reasons to have a will, but avoiding probate is not among them. Other tools such as a living trust can help achieve that goal. There are legal documents and procedures beyond having a valid Last Will & Testament that constitute “estate planning”.  A person’s “estate” is his/her “net worth” at any moment. […]

One Pleasant and Ten Practical Reasons to Have a Last Will and Testament

Shakespeare's Will

About seventy percent of Americans do not have a will. Many procrastinate. They believe they do not have enough assets or they simply do not want to consider their own mortality. If someone has not written a will, one has been written for them. State law determines what happens to the property of someone who […]