“Everyone needs a will, but, increasingly, estate planners say people also could benefit from setting up a trust while they are alive. That step would help assure that their assets are distributed more quickly, their bills paid promptly and continuously and personal information about property and other assets be kept out of the public eye.”…

By Joseph B. Colvin and Hannah M. Dill , Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC The holidays are a time for joy and celebration. During the festivities, it is easy to lose sight of important aspects related to estate and business planning. However, taking time to organize your affairs can be one of nicest gifts you can give your family. There are…

By a Jacksonville attorney Posted April 26, 2017 I’m a Prince fan. My father was listening to Prince well before me. So I was born into this. Naturally, I was devastated to learn of his death, and I cried because I lost a friend. His music was the soundtrack of my life and I felt as if I…

By Dennis A. Fordham (www.DennisFordhamLaw.com) Special needs trusts, or SNTs, are for special needs beneficiaries who receive needs-based government benefits, such as SSI and Medi-Cal. Assets held in a fully discretionary SNT do not count as available resources for determining needs based eligibility because the trustee has complete discretion over whether, when and how to…

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