According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the competition for attorney jobs over the next 10 years is expected to be strong. The number of law school graduates exceeds the number of attorney jobs. Fewer jobs result from less work – partially the consequence of often risky fill-in-the-blank online forms and information. This means lawyers are competing like never before for a smaller market-share. Attorneys, conservative by nature, need to be innovative to thrive.
December 6, 2019
One way of finding the motivation to overcome your estate planning procrastination is to do a risk assessment. Here’s three questions to ask yourself: Without a will or trust what is the risk of my assets being distributed to a person I would not choose? If you die without a will or trust, you die “intestate.” State intestate law will determine who gets your property. If you care about who receives your assets you probably
November 27, 2019
When you create your family trust, pick a successor trustee with the right stuff. This person will administer the trust after you pass away or become unable to handle the responsibilities yourself. Extreme care should be taken when nominating a trustee and alternate trustees. The fiduciary responsibilities owed by a trustee to the beneficiaries are a serious matter. You need a trustee with the right stuff. A trustee can be held liable for negligence in
November 6, 2019
Estates are as unique as the individuals and families that own them. This is why one-size-fits-all estate plans downloaded from the internet should be avoided. A good estate plan is customized for the proper transfer of your assets to your heirs and beneficiaries. Estate plans should be specifically tailored for your family needs. A Living Trust can be used to achieve the outcome you desire for your family. Here are 10 common estate planning considerations:
October 24, 2019
KNPB Channel 5 and the Community Foundation of Western Nevada presents a series of free, in-depth workshops on estate planning. Kevin explained the differences between Wills and Trusts and what might be right for your family.