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Using a Pour-Over Will as a Safety Net in Estate Planning

The principal goal of estate planning is making sure that your assets are managed and distributed according to your wishes once you’re deceased. Your last will and testament is one method of issuing directions for the handling of your estate. However, many people choose to create a living trust, which appoints a trustee to carry […]

How Joint Ownership of Property Can Simplify or Avoid Probate

Probate is a judicial process by which property that was owned by a decedent is managed and distributed according to terms of the decedent’s last and will and testament or the state intestacy statute. Probate can be lengthy, expensive and subject to pitfalls. However, some assets may be exempt from probate, including those jointly owned […]