Automatic Isn’t Always Efficient

I’ve talked about how things can transfer automatically. How those things can transfer without the need for a probate proceeding. They’re Thing 1 assets. Transferring...

What is Probate?

Probate. Just about everyone has heard you’re supposed to avoid it. To most people, it can be a big bad boogeyman of legal affairs and...

Automatic Transfers.

Last week, I talked about trusts. They’re rules of ownership and act like a basket to hold whatever assets are owned in trust. They can...

Trusts. What Are They Anyway?

Trusts. It's a word that gets thrown around a lot when it comes to estate planning. What is a trust? What does a trust do?...

What Will Be Your Legacy?

I’m writing this on Memorial Day. This is the day you naturally think of death and those that have gone before you. That got me...

It’s a Podcast!

I’m a nerd. You may have suspected that by now. I am bit obsessed with the legal issues that come up when someone dies… and...

What is a Will?

Wills. What are wills anyway? What do wills do? Most adults know it's something you need to do when, well, you're an adult. But few...

Life Estates.

Life Estates. It was, by far, the most popular post that I did in my seven years of “blawging”. That post received literally thousands and thousands...