Protecting your children and family when you pass on is important. Planning is important. The transfer of all that you have obtained in life must be handled efficiently and as inexpensive as possible. We do that for you. Through a Living trust, a Pour-Over Will, Durable Power of attorney, Directive to Physicians are instruments we use to fulfill your wishes and instructions.
A Living Trust is the common designation for a Revocable Intervivos Trust. This is a declaration by a Settlor or Trustor that he or she or they holds personal and real estate in a Trust that will be managed by an appointed Trustee. This is a device used to avoid probate and to make an estate plan private. The Probate Process is a court proceeding to establish the validity of a Will and is public for any to see. Fees and costs will exceed the set up and administration of a decedent’s estate that is passed by use of a Trust in almost all cases.
A Pour Over Will is a regular Last Will and Testament by the Settlors of the Trust to insure that any property that was not placed into the Trust gets into it through a Probate Proceeding in Court. There are other advantages to having a Pour-Over Will.