How Trusts Have Helped Athletes

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Estate planning is not just about what happens when you die. Proper estate planning takes into consideration all aspects of your life and how to protect your accounts and property so that you can receive the maximum use and enjoyment during your life as well as protect whatever you choose to leave to your loved ones upon your death. A …

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Do I Need a Will or Trust?

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Yes! Everyone needs a will, trust, or both to ensure your legacy is passed on in the way you intend, to provide for children, spouse, and family members, and in the case of trusts, to avoid probate. Wills and trusts are not just for the wealthy: A well-drafted plan ensures that what you do have is not wasted in probate …

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Do you really need a trust?

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Although many people equate “estate planning” with having a will, there are many advantages to having a trust rather than a will as the centerpiece of your estate plan. While there are other estate planning tools (such as joint tenancy, transfer on death, beneficiary designations, to name a few), only a trust provides comprehensive management of your property in the …

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Do you really need a trust?

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Although many people equate “estate planning” with having a will, there are many advantages to having a trust rather than a will as the centerpiece of your estate plan. While there are other estate planning tools (such as joint tenancy, transfer on death, beneficiary designations, to name a few), only a trust provides comprehensive management of your property in the …

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Can a Disabled Individual Be an Executor or a Trustee?

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An important element of creating an estate plan is choosing a responsible party to handle your legal, medical, and financial affairs if you become unable to manage them yourself (i.e., become incapacitated) or die. The individual or entity you choose must be someone whom you can trust to make crucial and often time-sensitive decisions, who is willing to be detail-oriented …

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A Champaign Estate Planning Attorney Explains How to Plan for the Future

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If you live in or near Champaign, Illinois, and are looking to plan an estate and ensure the financial future of your family, you’re in luck. Estate planning isn’t tremendously difficult, but it does require some time to gather the appropriate materials and make plans with your family. At the end of the day, you’ll want to call an experienced …

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Episode 6 of Ag Law Today Podcast: Trusts

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Hear me talk all things trusts with my friend and Pace Law School alumni Dan Timins on this week’s episode of Ag Law Today.  Don’t forget to subscribe on YouTube or iTunes so you don’t miss a beat.

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Estate Planning For the Newly Married

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Now is the perfect time to start working on an estate plan—because, as newlyweds, you may not have a list of your accounts, but you’ve effectively just done a working inventory of your possessions—as you’ve figured out how to consolidate two households into one. You’ve already been working on the new banking and shared responsibility of bills and taxes and …

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Farm Estate and Succession Planning

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Farm Estate and Succession Planning from Cari Rincker I am excited to be speaking to the Indiana Master Class tonight on farm estate and succession planning. You cannot really talk about farm estate planning without also discussing business planning. To me, all three concepts are intertwined. Here is my powerpoint presentation. I’m passionate about helping farm families through transitions in …

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In 2013, Improve the “Default” Estate Plan for your Family Farm

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I make no secret on this blog about my passion for farm estate and succession planning.  It is oftentimes pushed aside to be dealt with later.  I wanted to note that I was interviewed by Farm Journal in this article regarding the improvement of the “default” estate planning for the family farm.  I suggest that my readers look into the …

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New York Estate Planning, Medicaid & Trusts

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Happy New Year’s Eve!  For those of you thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions for 2013, I recommending getting your estate planning in order.  Kudos goes out to Daniel Timins, a law school classmate of mine, for putting together some excellent New York estate planning and medicaid presentations. This presentation gives a nice overview of New York Medicaid.  The presentation …

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NBI Webinar: Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers

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The National Business Institute (“NBI”) will be having a substantive webinar on October 3, 2012 from 11:00am to 6:00pm ET (that’s no typo – it’s a 7 hour webinar…).  It’s a little pricey for a webinar but if you are interested in this topic (like me) then I think it’ll be worthwhile.  Topics for the webinar include the following: (1) …

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