The process of estate planning is something that should be undertaken with the benefit of professional guidance. There are some things that you can do on your own with a little bit of information that you obtain over the Internet, but executing legally binding documents is not one of them. Unfortunately there are those who look for easy answers. If you are among this group you will be able to find websites that sell generic last will documents. The suggestion is that you just fill in the blanks … [Read more...] about Our Report Explains Dangers of DIY Estate Planning
Far too many families find themselves in difficult situations due to a provider's lack of long-term planning. There are a number of reasons why so many individuals do not take action to put an estate plan in place. One of them is the simple fact that they don't understand some of the consequences that go along with a failure to prepare for the future. To help people gain an understanding of estate planning, all that it entails, and why it is important we have prepared a report. We are offering … [Read more...] about Obtain Your South Carolina Estate Planning Report
When you are looking for good solid information about products and services one of the tried-and-true resources that you probably tap into is Consumer Reports magazine. This publication has always been a great tool to utilize before making purchases or engaging service providers. Now that we live in the digital age you can of course visit their website for information as well. If you have ever looked into the subject previously you undoubtedly have come across estate planning attorneys who … [Read more...] about Consumer Reports Magazine Examines DIY Wills
When you bring up the subject of estate planning to the typical layperson he or she is usually going to equate the exercise with drawing up a last Will. Indeed, putting your final wishes into writing via a well constructed, legally binding last Will is certainly an option. It is interesting to note that in certain jurisdictions one can execute an oral will by stating his or her intentions verbally with witnesses present. This would be done under extreme circumstances when death was imminent and … [Read more...] about Types Of Wills
Wow, that’s a scary statement, “Most wills don’t work!” What does this statement mean? Most wills don’t do what their creators think that they’ll do, so they don’t work. This is for two main reasons: availability of estate planning documents and how most assets are owned. Is your will useless in distributing your assets? First, if your estate planning documents aren’t available to your trusted helpers, it is as if they don’t exist. The solution is to make sure that you trusted helpers … [Read more...] about Most Wills Don’t Work!
If you’ve been thinking about starting your estate plan, you may be trying to choose between the use of a will or trust. They share similarities and have differences as well. This guide will help you better understand each estate plan device. If you have additional questions about wills or trusts, speak with a qualified estate planning attorney. Wills and trusts allow you to choose how your assets are distributed to beneficiaries. Wills and trusts allow you to appoint a trusted helper who … [Read more...] about The Similarities and Differences between Wills and Trusts
A will is an important estate planning document. Before creating a will, it’s important to take the time to understand what a will can and can’t do. To learn more about how a will can help you achieve your estate planning goals, take a look at some of the facts below. If you want to create a will, meet with an estate planning attorney. What can a will do? Creating a will allows you to name an executor who will be responsible for handling your estate’s affairs. This includes gathering, … [Read more...] about What a Will Can and Can’t Do