Protecting Your Children and Their Inheritance

When a person passes away and their minor children inherit assets, the children are not simply handed the money.  They are legally not old enough to handle it.  So, the court appoints a “conservator” or “guardian of the estate” to manage the child’s assets.  The conservator pays a lawyer to handle the affairs of the […]

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Prince Doesn’t Name Heir; Civil War Ensues

“A source with firsthand knowledge of the discussions about Prince’s estate said the initial meeting between the siblings was contentious and ended in shouting.” Once again, a celebrity has passed away without an estate plan and disaster will ensue as Prince’s estate goes through probate, the court process of passing title to his heirs. http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/02/entertainment/prince-estate/index.html […]

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Plan to Make Your Wishes Legally Enforceable

“In his Will, he left me enough money to pay for his tombstone.  Ha.  And I had him buried at sea.” – Scrooge, Mickey’s Christmas Carol Why ask someone else to fulfill your wishes when you can do it yourself through your estate plan? It is a common estate planning error to leave money to […]

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Why Trusts are Awesome

Brooks Estate Law, Probate, Estate Planning, Trust Administration

We thought we’d share with you why Probates are so Awesome. Aside from avoiding Probate because the Trust owns all of the assets. Avoids Probate: The Trust owns everything Trust assets can be removed at any time The whole Trust can be undone (revoked) at any time As much control over Trust property as an […]

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