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Monthly Archives: October 2021

What is trust funding?

Trust Funding: Is Everything Titled Correctly?

By Andre O. McDonald |

Working with an attorney to draft a trust agreement for estate planning purposes is an important step. But just getting the document drafted and signed is not enough. For any trust to be effective, you must complete the process of funding your trust as soon as you can. But what exactly is trust funding?… Read More »

Why do I need an estate plan?

Do I Need an Estate Plan?

By Andre O. McDonald |

In 2008, Congress recognized the need for the public to understand the importance and benefits of estate planning by passing House Resolution 1499, which designated the third week of October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Nevertheless, according to a 2021 survey conducted by Caring.com, only 33 percent of adults in the United States… Read More »

Understanding how the Court handles estate administration

How Does the Court Handle Estate Administration?

By Andre O. McDonald |

Probate is the method by which judicial officials, including probate judges, process a decedent’s will. While state probate laws may vary, the general process of estate administration is quite similar across the country. Probate is the process of proving wills for decedents. A probate judge will also oversee cases where the deceased person did… Read More »

Understanding the importance of Special Needs Planning

Special Needs Planning: Enabling the Disabled

By Andre O. McDonald |

In honor of October as Special Needs Awareness Month, let’s take a look at special needs planning, which helps disabled people to live their best lives. Family money can be carefully managed to fit the disability-benefit rules and still provide additional perks for the disabled person to enjoy. And, though the rules can be… Read More »

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