Posts Tagged ‘trust’

Is an irrevocable trust better than a revocable trust?

  • February 27th, 2018
  • David Greene
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The answer is that one is better for some and the other is better for some.  It depends on what you want to accomplish with the trust.  Many advantages are common to both, such as: (1) both will avoid probate…

Does the new tax law eliminate inheritance taxes?

  • February 1st, 2018
  • David Greene
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With the new Tax Reform beginning to take effect, there is still a large amount of uncertainty when it comes to what changes are taking place and when they come into effect. When it comes to the Estate and Generation…

Merry Christmas

  • December 20th, 2017
  • David Greene
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As you read this article we are now in the week before Christmas.  As an adult I ask “how did it get here so fast” but as a child I would ask “when will Christmas ever get here?!”  As with…

What is the difference in a will and Durable Power of Attorney?,

  • November 16th, 2017
  • David Greene
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Each individual, even husbands and wives, needs to make a will in order to pass his/her assets after death.  A Durable Power of Attorney, though, simply gives someone you trust the authority to act in your behalf when you can’t…

What are the biggest mistakes made in Estate Planning?

  • November 14th, 2017
  • David Greene
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Estate Planning covers both events during life and after death.  Here are some of the biggest Estate Planing mistakes that are made: (1) Failure to plan for incapacity – everyone should have both a financial and health care Power of…

Tips On How To Avoid Will Contests

  • October 24th, 2017
  • David Greene
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It is very hard to be successful in a will or trust contest.  However, many disappointed heirs file such contests every year.  Here are some planning tips to hopefully avoid that headache and heartache for your heirs.  (1) If you…

If you have a Living Trust do you also need a will?

  • September 26th, 2017
  • David Greene
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That is a good question and the answer is: maybe or maybe not!  If you have truly transferred all of your assets into your trust, then you do not need a will because no asset is in your name.  However,…

What is a Dynasty Trust and how does it work?

  • September 12th, 2017
  • David Greene
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Many of my clients tell me they do not want to give their child a sizeble inheritance, only to have it disappear in a bad divorce or bad business deal.  They ask if and how they can protect their chilren’s…

What is a Trust Protector?

  • September 6th, 2017
  • David Greene
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Last month some of the best legal and financial planning minds in the country met to discuss the direction of estate planning and how to help average citizens such as you and I keep our assets and pass them on to…

Is a trust only for the very rich?

  • August 9th, 2016
  • David Greene
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A good trust is definitely not only for the very rich. People create trusts for different reasons. The three primary ones are (1) avoidance of probate, (2) asset protection from creditors and (3) the ability to control your assets and…

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