There are different types of wills and trusts used in the field of estate planning, and it can all be kind of confusing for someone who does not work in the field. This is understandable because we are in the same situation when it comes to subjects that are outside of our profession. In an effort to provide some clarity, let’s look at the different types of wills that are sometimes used. Simple Wills The one estate planning document that everyone has heard of is the simple will, which is … [Read more...] about Wills Demystified
If you establish a Living Trust you will probably need a Pour Over Will. This may be confusing to a lot of people because of the fact that the main reason to establish a Living Trust is to avoid the probate process, but often this specific type of will is needed. Basically, a Pour Over Will is a way to catch any property that might not be covered by the Living Trust. If everything that you own is included in the Living Trust then there is no need to have this type of will, but there is always … [Read more...] about Do You Need a Pour Over Will?