September 13, 2022—Most people prefer to avoid probate because it could be a lengthy court process of transferring a decedent’s estate to his or her beneficiaries. Not only does the process have the potential to take a very long time, it may also be expensive. And once your will is deposited in probate court, your private affairs may become a matter of public record.
August 9, 2022—During times of financial uncertainty, some people may allow emotions, rather than logic and reason, to drive their business decisions. But emotional decision-making, mired in personal bias, can derail even the best-laid plans. It is usually best to keep emotions in check when faced with high stakes financial choices.
July 12, 2022—Business owners may find that placing their private business interests into a trust can be an advantageous estate planning technique. However, after successfully leading their companies for many years, they may be reluctant to turn over control of their most prized assets.