Tag Archives: trust

What to do When You Are Named Successor Trustee

31 Jul

When an individual or couple creates a revocable living trust, they typically name themselves as the initial trustee.  When they become incapacitated, die, or simply become tired with the role as trustee, a successor trustee is named.  This successor usually comes in the form of a corporate trustee, professional fiduciary, or family member.  The majority […]

Estate Planning and the NBA

31 May
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Even for those who don’t follow the NBA, many have heard the news about Donald Sterling over the past couple months.  This week, it was reported that Steve Ballmer would purchase the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.  Part of what made that sale possible was product of estate planning. Donald and his wife Shelly had […]

Estate Planning for Digital Assets

27 Nov
Estate Planning for Digital Assets

In the past year I’ve gotten more and more questions about what happens to someone’s online accounts when they pass away. This is certainly a great question that often goes unconsidered, even for people that have more formal estate planning in place. With the amount of information available in these accounts, both private and public, […]

The Basics of Estate Planning

17 May
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It is common for people to approach me and say they need to setup an “estate plan,” but when I dive a little deeper and ask what they are looking for many people don’t know where to begin.  While every person’s situation is different, the most frequent estate plan I draft for people centers around […]