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Do I Really Need a Living Will?

Posted on August 18th, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Estate Planning Lawyer Perhaps you already created your last will and testament, but someone said you need more than that. You then created a medical power of attorney, but that wasn’t enough either. An advance directive came next, but everyone kept mentioning a living will. Aren’t they all the same thing? Not exactly. The following […]

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Divorce and Trusts

Posted on August 17th, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Estate Planning Lawyer When you are getting a divorce, you may wonder what is going to happen to your property. You can expect that what you own is divided into either marital property or separate property. The marital property is what you and your spouse have gained while you were married. This could be things […]

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Key Elements of a Trust and Why To Have One

Posted on July 22nd, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Estate Planning Lawyer When it comes to financial matters, preparation is critical. This is true at any stage of life, and it’s even true after you die. If you pass away and leave your surviving family members with no direction on what to do with your estate, confusion and frustration could ensue. You could put […]

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4 Benefits of Hiring an Attorney When Forming a Living Trust

Posted on July 22nd, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Estate Planning Lawyer Technically speaking, you do not “need” to hire an attorney to create a living trust. You can obtain the necessary paperwork and create a valid trust, and the law does not require an attorney’s involvement. With that said, hiring an attorney to assist with living trust formation can be advantageous to both […]

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The Benefits of a Domestic Asset Protection Trust

Posted on July 17th, 2020 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Estate Planning Lawyer When it comes to your estate plan, there are several tools that you have at your disposal. Do you worry about creditors or plaintiffs in a lawsuit accessing your wealth or assets? if you have significant wealth or assets, then you may benefit from a domestic asset protection trust. DAPTs, however, are […]

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When Should You Use a Revocable Living Trust?

Posted on December 3rd, 2019 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Estate Planning Lawyer Estate planning is not the easiest thing to do. Many people get frustrated early on, especially if they are attempting to create an estate plan without the help of an estate planning attorney they can rely on. You likely have many questions when it comes to planning your estate regarding wills, living […]

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LEAVING RELATIVES OUT OF AN INHERITANCE: WHAT TO KNOW AND HOW TO GO ABOUT IT

Posted on November 23rd, 2019 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Estate Planning Lawyer Creating a Last Will and Testament can help make sure that a person’s assets pass to their family ones. As important as it is to designate who is to receive what, it can be just as important to state who is to receive nothing. DISINHERITANCE A person is considered disinherited when they […]

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Should You Avoid Probate?

Posted on October 17th, 2019 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Estate Planning Lawyer Probate is the process in which a deceased person’s estate is distributed to the beneficiaries. Part of the probate process is making sure that creditors are paid with assets. State probate laws vary, but the legal process generally includes appointing someone to administer the estate, inventorying the estate’s assets, validating the will, […]

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Treating your Children Differently

Posted on February 21st, 2019 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Estate Planning Lawyer As a parent, you often want to make sure that you treat your kids as equally as possible. If one child gets new sneakers, you make sure the other kids get new sneakers. If a child wants to go on a school trip out of town, you want to give the other […]

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What tax obligations are associated with a living trust?

Posted on February 19th, 2019 by PIOLETTI PIOLETTI & NICHOLS

Estate Planning Lawyer If you are considering how best to plan your estate, contact a law office to schedule an appointment with a living trust lawyer. Putting legally recognized documentation into effect before one’s passing is a responsibility that many people avoid, to the detriment of their heirs and their final wishes. An attorney can […]

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