Attorneys have long advised entire families with respect to their estate planning. Ethics require attorneys to maintain a duty of loyalty to each client they represent and fully advise their clients regarding the structures they are recommending. Sometimes even when the transaction works exactly as intended, lawyers get sued.
Using Entities in Estate Planning
More and more families own property, assets, and businesses together. Using an entity to govern operations provides stability by allowing continued operation upon the death of an owner. When the governing agreement and estate planning documents of a deceased owner conflict, unintended, potentially litigious, results occur. Read on to learn more.
The Sky Isn’t Falling
When we learned of the original provisions in the Build Back Better Act, many individuals panicked, rushing to complete Estate Planning or seeking to undo certain aspects of their estate plan. As the Build Back Better Act has evolved, many wondered if they should have waited before making significant changes to their estate plan. No matter what happens with the Build Back Better Act, an estate plan centered on long-term goals will serve you well. Read on to learn more.
Practical Lessons in Drafting
Individuals who undertake Estate Planning want to ensure that their plan works the way it’s intended. When clients neglect to consider Estate Planning on a regular basis, they set themselves up for failure. Waiting until an emergency arises almost guarantees that the plan will fail when needed the most. Estate Planning completed under duress can lead to unfavorable results. Read on to learn more.
Neither Age Nor Health Determines Whether You Need an Estate Plan
Most people associate Estate Planning with the elderly or very wealthy. This article explores situations in which Estate Planning for the young and healthy is advisable. Read on to learn more.