A comprehensive estate plan will incorporate numerous estate planning tools and strategies into the overall plan. One of the most popular additions to a well thought out estate plan is a trust. If you choose to include a trust in your estate plan, you will need to decide who to trust with your trust administration. Choosing your Trustee is something you should do with care after giving the matter plenty of thought given the importance of the Trustee to the overall success of your trust. What Type of Trust Are You Creating? At its most basic, a trust is a [Read more…] The post Who Should You Trust with Trust Administration? appeared first on Hedeker Law.
When you contemplate the need for estate planning, you probably think in terms of planning for the distribution of estate assets after your death. Creating a roadmap which can be used to pass down your assets is certainly an important part of estate planning; however, a well thought out and comprehensive estate plan should accomplish much more than just deciding how your assets will be distributed. One important addition to a comprehensive estate plan is incapacity planning. The Lincolnshire living trust lawyers at Hedeker Law, Ltd. explain how incapacity planning fits into your estate plan. You Don’t Have to Be [Read more…] The post How Lincolnshire Living Trust Lawyers Can Help with Incapacity Planning appeared first on Hedeker Law.
One of the most popular, and versatile, estate planning tools is a trust. A trust can help you achieve numerous estate planning goals, including asset protection, incapacity planning, probate avoidance, and long-term care planning, among others. No matter which type of trust you choose to include in your estate plan, you will need to appoint someone as the Trustee to administer the trust. Because your choice of Trustee will greatly contribute to the success, or failure, of your trust, you may find the following advice on choosing the right Trustee for your Waukegan trust administration helpful. What Is Involved in [Read more…] The post How to Choose the Right Trustee for Your Waukegan Trust Administration appeared first on Hedeker Law.
Because of the numerous and varied estate planning goals a trust can help achieve, it is very common to see at least one trust agreement in the average estate plan. One thing that all trusts have in common is the need for a Trustee to administer the trust. The Trustee is appointed by the Settlor (the creator of the trust) at the time the trust is established. If you have been appointed the Trustee of a trust, and have never before served as a Trustee, you will soon find that a Trustee has a wide range of duties and responsibilities. [Read more…] The post Waukegan Trust Administration Attorneys Warn against Pitfalls appeared first on Hedeker Law.
Most people choose to execute a Last Will and Testament as the foundation for their estate plan. As they build on that plan they add additional estate planning tools and strategies to the plan. One of the most common additions to a comprehensive estate plan is a trust agreement. If you are the parent of a minor child, for example, you may wish to add a testamentary trust to your plan as a way to protect your minor child’s inheritance in the event something happens to you before your child reaches adulthood. If you do decide to include a testamentary [Read more…] The post Trust Administration and the Testamentary Trust appeared first on Hedeker Law.
Over the last several decades, trusts have become an increasingly popular addition to a well-rounded and comprehensive estate plan. One reason for this is the numerous and diverse estate planning goals you can achieve with a trust. Although there are a seemingly endless number of specialized trusts, one thing that all trusts have in common is the need to appoint a Trustee to administer the trust. The Waukegan living trust attorneys at Hedeker Law, Ltd. explain why appointing a professional Trustee may be your best choice when you create your trust. Trust Basics for the Beginner At its most basic, [Read more…] The post Waukegan Living Trust Attorneys Explain Why a Professional Trustee May Be the Best Choice appeared first on Hedeker Law.
Creating a successful estate plan requires you to focus on several inter-related goals that go beyond simply deciding how your estate will be distributed when you are gone. Although those goals will not be the same for everyone, there are some estate planning components that are common to most plans. Incapacity planning is one of those components. The living trust attorneys at Hedeker Law, Ltd. explain how a trust can fit into your incapacity planning component of your estate plan. Why Is Incapacity Planning an Important Part of Estate Planning? When you think about estate planning you probably focus first [Read more…] The post Living Trust Attorneys Explain How a Trust Can Help with Incapacity Planning appeared first on Hedeker Law.