Wills & Trusts
Both Wills and Trusts are
devices which you can use to provide for the distribution of
your estate upon your death. Deciding whether a Will or a
Trust best fits your needs depends on your circumstances.
A Will is the legal document that allows you to distribute
your property to those you choose. A Will allows you to
designate beneficiaries to receive specific items from your
estate, and other beneficiaries to receive everything else. A
Will also gives parents of minor children the chance to
nominate a guardian. The court makes the final decision when
appointing a guardian for your children after your death, but
the court will usually accept your nomination.
A Trust will be used as the mechanism to manage your property
before and after your death, as well as provide how those
assets, and the income earned by the trust, are distributed
after your death. If you should become incapacitated or
disabled, the Trust is in place to manage your financial
affairs, usually by a successor trustee, if you were serving
as trustee. A living Trust is not subject to probate, and
therefore, all provisions of the Trust will remain private.
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