How to Choose a Trustee
Selecting your trustee is one of the most important responsibilities you will have as you set up a trust. However, while you […]
What is a Trust Protector?
As you are forming your Trusts and planning the details of your estate, one of the most important details you may be […]
Qualified Spousal Trusts in Missouri
In Missouri, a married couple’s trust (meeting specific criteria) can provide unique asset protection characteristics. What Is A “Qualified Spousal Trust” (QST)? […]
What happens if I don’t have a Successor Trustee?
If a Trust does not have any living Successor Trustees, very likely a professional fiduciary would be appointed by the court. However, […]
Wills vs. Trusts
Take a look at two crucial Estate Planning documents. Learn more about the differences between wills and trusts and which might be more appropriate for your goals.
What happens to a Joint Trust when one spouse dies?
For Joint Revocable Living Trusts formed by married couples, minimal changes occur (regarding the Trust) upon the death of the first spouse. […]
How do I move personal property into my Trust?
Personal Property and assets that do not have a formal title of ownership transfer to one’s Trust by signing an “Assignment of […]
Why should I move my house into a Trust?
If you have a Revocable Living Trust, transferring real estate you own into the Trust can have many advantages. When clients have […]
The Most Common Reasons for Creating a Trust
Why would you want to consider forming a Trust? There are many excellent reasons to utilize a Revocable Living Trust as part […]
What is the best way to transfer real estate to a Trust?
The best method to move real estate into your Trust depends on various factors. Ultimately, you should consult an attorney. However, here […]
What happens to my Trust if I am incapacitated?
A well-drafted Trust contains many safeguards and instructions for what should happen if the Trust’s creator becomes incapacitated. Regardless of age, health, […]
Can a Revocable Trust be amended?
A revocable trust can be amended anytime during your life. Learn more about situations that necessitate seeing your attorney to make such […]
What jobs do I pick when I create my estate plan?
A typical Trust-based estate plan includes a Will, Trust, General POA, and Health Care POA. In the process of creating these documents […]
What are the differences between a Will-based estate plan and a Trust-based estate plan?
Learn more about your options for selecting the right estate plan for you and your loved ones. Certain documents are almost universally […]
Can (and should) I select the same person as both Personal Representative and Successor Trustee?
Estate planning clients frequently ask if it is important to separate the roles of PR and Successor Trustee. Before diving into this […]