Typically, a trust won’t specify how much a trustee should be paid for their effort. And yet, unless wavied by settlor, or specifically established by settlor, successor trustee’s have a right to ‘reasonable compensation’. What is reasonable?… Read More


Listed are the top five concerns of the typical estate planning client. 1. Minor Children Parents of minor children want to make sure that responsible parties are prepared to step in and raise their children if they cannot. They will want to appoint a Guardian of the Person and a Guardian of the Estate, who… Read More


Estate Planning begins with the following steps: 1.  List your Assets:  Make a list of everything you own, including all bank accounts, investments, real estate, insurance policies, and any other valuable items of personal property.  Split the list into assets with named beneficiaries (such as insurance policies and retirement plans), jointly held assets, and assets… Read More