How to Dissolve an Irrevocable Trust

Tue Apr 30, 2019 | Trust Challenges |

There are two main types of trusts: revocable trusts and irrevocable trusts. By their title, one could be forgiven for assuming that a “revocable” trust, as its name would imply, is changeable, and that an “irrevocable” trust, also as its name would imply, cannot be changed. As with many legal […]

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How to Protect Your Heirs With a Spendthrift Trust

Tue Apr 16, 2019 | Trusts |

For most individuals who create trusts, their primary concern is the support of their spouse, children, and any other family members who are to receive assets under the trust. However, not everyone is “good with money,” as it were, and trust settlors often worry about what their beneficiaries will do […]

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Is it Really Possible to Disinherit Someone?

Fri Mar 29, 2019 | Will Challenges |

You’ve likely seen something like this in a movie: At the reading of the will of a recently deceased family patriarch, the executor dramatically reveals that one or more heirs have unexpectedly been disinherited as a form of revenge for a long-ago transgression. But does this actually happen in real […]

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Understanding How Elective Shares in Florida Work

Fri Mar 29, 2019 | Will Challenges |

One of the cardinal rules of estate law is that wills should be administered according to the wishes of the testator. This can lead to a number of less-than-ideal outcomes for the testator’s heirs, especially those who end up receiving nothing or only very small amounts from his or her […]

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