If you have a mortgage, you might worry about what that means for your heirs and loved ones. Will they be able to keep your home, and who will be responsible for paying for it?
One of the biggest concerns a trust creator might have is that the beneficiary would squander their inheritance or that the beneficiary’s creditor would attach the inheritance to cover the beneficiary’s debt.
In general, a last will and testament is an easy and straightforward way to state who gets what when you die and name a guardian for your minor children.
Have you considered transferring ownership of your home and wondering what records or paperwork is required? The reason for wanting to transfer will help determine how you should proceed.
Should I terminate these trusts and just have my children as beneficiaries of my investment accounts and life insurance?
Some people think that, because their assets are jointly owned with a spouse or are in a trust, they do not need a Power of Attorney, or that if they become incapacitated, their spouse automatically has the authority to make medical decisions on their behalf.
Conversations about family succession plans are difficult.
We have seen some step siblings able to all get along fine but they seem to be the exception. More likely, one sibling feels divided loyalty to the birth parent, not the step-parent.
First, before making a gift or bequest outright to your youngest son, consider whether now or in the future he will possibly be eligible for governmental assistance based on his disability and his own assets.
My house is in my name and my son’s name. What happens if I need to go into a nursing home?