Are Trusts better than Wills?

Are Trusts better than Wills?

Steve and Jodie Aguilar have four basic estate planning options:  1) Do nothing; 2) Wills; 3) Joint tenancy; and 4) Revocable Trust (also known as a Living Trust). When the Aguilars sit down with an estate planning attorney, they will learn that Wills, by...
Have you Expressed your Health Care Wishes?

Have you Expressed your Health Care Wishes?

For several weeks, the nation was riveted by the controversy surrounding the decision to pull Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube. Terri Schiavo’s husband and parents fought in the press and in the courts. Congressional leaders rushed through legislation in an attempt to...
What’s so Bad about Probate?

What’s so Bad about Probate?

Probates are not the end of the world, but there are several reasons why they are best avoided. Wills do not avoid a probate. Revocable Living Trusts, when properly funded, do avoid probate. Forum for a Fight Probates are a lawsuit. Experience shows that fights are...