4 Tips for Avoiding a Will or Trust Contest

If you are concerned about challenges to your estate plan, consider the following: A will or trust contest can derail your final wishes, rapidly deplete your estate, and tear your loved ones apart. But with proper planning, you can help your family avoid a potentially disastrous will or trust contest. 1. Do Not Attempt “Do It Yourself” Solutions If you are concerned about an heir contesting your estate plan, the last thing you want to do is attempt to write or update your will or trust on your own. Only an experienced estate attorney can help you put together and maintain an estate plan that will discourage lawsuits. 2. Let Family Members Know About Your Estate Plan When it comes to es

Planning for the Financial Future of a Troubled Adult Child

Are you concerned about any of your adult children? Estate planning can pose extra challenges for families with adult children struggling with addiction, marital issues, or irresponsibility with money. The last thing you want is for your wealth to end up having a negative impact on your child, or to see them squander their inheritance. Many parents are concerned about what they can do to shield an adult child who struggles with problems like these from bad decisions and bad people that could worsen their child’s situation. This is often a hidden issue within estate planning conversations, as it’s a sensitive topic that can bring up painful memories or emotions. Some parents are apprehensive

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