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Monthly Archives: October 2022

3 Celebrity Probate Disasters

Three Celebrity Probate Disasters and Tragic Lessons

By Andre O. McDonald |

One would assume that celebrities with extreme wealth would take steps to protect their estates. But think again: some of the world’s richest and most famous people enter the pearly gates with no estate plan, while others have made estate planning mistakes that tied up their fortunes and heirs in court for years. Let… Read More »

What are the pros and cons of probate?

The Pros and Cons of Probate

By Andre O. McDonald |

In estate planning circles, the word “probate” often carries a negative connotation. Indeed, for many people—especially those with valuable accounts and property—financial planners recommend trying to keep accounts and property out of probate whenever possible. That being said, the probate system was ultimately established to protect the deceased’s accounts and property as well as… Read More »

3 Key Reasons Why You Probably Want to Avoid Probate

3 Reasons to Avoid Probate

By Andre O. McDonald |

When you pass away, your family may need to sign certain documents as part of a probate process in order to claim their inheritance. This can happen if you own property (like a house, car, bank account, investment account, or other asset) in your name only and you have not  completed a beneficiary, pay-on-death,… Read More »

Options for funding special needs trusts

Funding Options for Special Needs Trusts

By Andre O. McDonald |

It is crucial to properly fund special needs trusts (SNT’s), designating your trust as the owner of certain assets. The trustee can then distribute these assets to benefit your disabled loved one.  Before funding can happen, you must choose the type of trust that best suits the situation for your love one with special… Read More »

What you need to know about claiming guardianship of an elderly parent

Claiming the Guardianship of an Elderly Parent

By Andre O. McDonald |

Often an aging parent will lose their ability to think clearly to make informed and meaningful decisions regarding their life. This growing inability may occur due to Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, mental illness, stroke, brain injury, or other severe health or disability conditions. In the absence of your parent preparing for their… Read More »

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