As we continue to navigate these challenging times, the safety and well being of our clients, employees, families and friends remains our top priority. To that end, as an essential business to the individuals and families we serve, we are reaching out to share important updates on steps we are taking to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, while continuing to serve you with as minimal disruption as possible.

We want to ensure our clients and friends that our law firm is operating without material impact of the health concerns in that we have had in place advanced technologies that allow us to continue to provide excellent legal services while attorneys and staff operate remotely, to avoid in-person meetings in all cases where that is possible. We will continue to provide consultations and conferences via telephone and/or internet conferencing when needed. We will continue to provide all the excellent legal services that our clients and friends have come to expect!

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have concerns or are in need of legal assistance. We pray for the health, peace and provision for all of our clients, employees, friends and family as we “weather the storm” together.

Do I Need a Living Trust?

A Living Trust is an entity that you transfer your assets to while you are alive, and the Trustee that you name in the trust document will manage your trust. Upon your death, the Trustee will distribute your trust assets in accordance with the provisions you set forth in your trust document.

You should talk to your lawyer about whether a Living Trust would be beneficial for you and discuss the costs of doing one, as this will depend on the complexity of your estate.

Many times a Living Trust is marketed to senior citizens by high-pressured sales pitches that cause people to fear that their assets will all go to the state, or will be “eaten up” by high death taxes and attorney fees. It is prudent to talk to your lawyer about whether a Living Trust makes sense for you and talk about your concerns regarding death taxes, attorney fees, etc., before you fall prey to a marketing scheme that may not truly meet your needs.