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Proper estate planning allows you to take control of your life by protecting not only your property upon death, but your loved ones as well. If you die without making a Will, you do not get to choose who will receive your property. The state's laws are different.
Trusts can be created to be effective during life or only upon death. There are many types of trusts. There are some advantages to choosing a living trust over a last Will and testament. Trusts can also be an effective vehicle for tax planning.
Probate is the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person by resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person’s property under the valid Will, or if no Will exists, under state law. A probate court decides the validity of a testator’s Will; appoints an executor or administrator of the estate when administration is required; and adjudicates the interests of heirs and other parties who may have claims against the estate. It may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
Whether you are considering a real estate purchase or sale for personal or business use, an experienced real estate lawyer can help you protect your interests, accomplish your goals and minimize your risk.
If you are a business owner aspiring entrepreneur, one of the most important legal issues to consider is how you structure your business. There are a wide variety of entity forms to choose from. Each form has advantages and disadvantages in terms of simplicity, flexibility, cost (both to form and to operate), taxation control continuity, ownership, transferability and liability protection.
Asset protection planning can be extremely valuable for those in people-centered professions that may be at high risk for personal liability (such as physicians, attorneys and business owners), as well as those with significant personal or professional holdings.
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