What is Probate?

You may have heard that when someone dies, their estate must “go through probate,” or “be probated.” But what is probate, and how is a deceased person’s property “probated?” In this article you’ll get an overview of probate, including what gets probated, and how the probate process works. Let’s start with the answer to, “What […]

What Is A Revocable Living Trust?

Many people have heard of revocable living trusts, or have been told that they need one, but aren’t exactly sure what such a trust is or does.  Is it just for the wealthy? Will it protect my assets? Will it help me avoid estate taxes? In a nutshell, a revocable living trust holds title to […]

Do I Need a Revocable Living Trust?

One of the questions I get most frequently is, “Do I need a revocable living trust?” And my answer is, “It depends.” I know. That’s not a very satisfying answer, but its not a simple question. Whether or not you need a revocable living trust depends on your circumstances, needs and wishes. There are many […]