In this video, Attorney Maggie LaBranch-Gonzales defines what funding is, what assets you should fund into your living trust, and why you, more than anyone else, determine the effectiveness of your trust. Litherland, Kennedy & Associates, APC, Attorneys at Law are members of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. If you would like to learn more about the importance of estate planning, we invite you to attend one of our free estate planning seminars. … [Read more...] about The Importance of Funding (Video)
by Justin M. Kennedy, Litherland, Kennedy & Associates, APC, Attorneys at Law A Living Trust only has the authority to manage the assets titled in the name of the Trust; assets not titled in the name of the Living Trust cannot be managed by the Trust. Retitling assets into the name of the Living Trust is known as Funding. Funding your assets into the Living Trust is very important to ensure that the Trust has control over those assets. Assets properly titled in the name of the Living … [Read more...] about What Assets Should Not be Funded into a Living Trust?
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Living Trusts are an excellent vehicle of asset transfer. They assist you in avoiding probate and legal quagmires, and protect your privacy. It’s important to receive solid estate planning guidance before making final decisions regarding what estate planning documents are appropriate for you, and to carefully weigh the benefits and potential drawbacks. To assist you in learning more about revocable living trusts, we invite you to attend one of our free living trust seminars. Click here to view … [Read more...] about Benefits of a Revocable Living Trust
Why would I want a Revocable Living Trust? from Roy W. Litherland You have options when you are planning your estate.There is no reason to make any assumptions until you know all the facts. … [Read more...] about Why Would I Want a Revocable Living Trust?
A revocable living trust can be a good choice when you are deciding how you will be passing along assets to your heirs. The primary reason why revocable living trusts are utilized is to avoid probate. When a will is admitted to probate, the probate court determines its validity. If anyone wanted to contest the validity of the will, they could do so while the probate process is underway. Creditors could seek payments from the estate during probate, and final taxes must be paid. The executor of … [Read more...] about The Anatomy of a Revocable Living Trust