Your Judgment of Divorce: The First Step in Estate Planning

Cari Rincker Estate Planning Leave a Comment

You have recently divorced your spouse and the judge has signed the divorce judgment. Now what? Although you may feel as though you have spent enough time and money on lawyers, there is one last attorney you need to talk to: an estate planning attorney. If you and your former spouse had estate planning done together previously, it is necessary …

Share this Article

Wills vs. Trusts: A Quick & Simple Reference Guide

Rincker Law Estate Planning Leave a Comment

Confused about the differences between a will and a trust?  If so, you are not alone. While it is always wise to contact experts like us, it is also important to understand the basics. Here is a quick and simple reference guide: What a Revocable Living Trust Can Do – That a Will Cannot Avoid conservatorship and guardianship. A revocable …

Share this Article

Living, Testamentary, and Constructive Trusts: Are They All the Same?

Rincker Law Estate Planning Leave a Comment

In the world of estate planning, terms that refer to legal documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and healthcare directives can be confusing and even overwhelming at times. What is a will, and how does it differ from a trust? What distinguishes a springing power of attorney from an immediate power of attorney? Or are they the same …

Share this Article

Ask Cari: What are the Common Mistakes Farmers Make When Creating Their Estate Plans

Rincker Law Estate Planning 1 Comment

I was asked this question by a farm journalist.  My response is below. Mistake #1:  Believing that having a Last Will and Testament is an “estate plan.” Many people think that “estate planning” is really just hiring a lawyer to draft a Last Will and Testament; however, it’s more complicated than that.  A good estate planning attorney will have you …

Share this Article

Conversation Starters about Estate and Succession Planning for Farms

Rincker Law Estate Planning Leave a Comment

Don’t be afraid to have open and honest conversations with your family about estate and succession planning.   “The only thing certain in life is death and taxes,” Ben Franklin famously said; so let us not make the topic taboo.  In order for a farm or agri-business to successfully pass to the next generation (if that is what you want), …

Share this Article