Also known as a Transfer on Death deed, a beneficiary deed is a particular type of deed that can be used to transfer ownership of real estate outside the reach of a probate court. Typically used in transactions like reverse mortgages, the beneficiary deed grants an interest in real property to a beneficiary at the […]

If you’re thinking about creating a plan for how your estate should be handled, then you’re probably wondering whether you should create a will or a trust as part of your estate plan. While there are some definite benefits to creating a trust over a will, the types of trusts available – namely, revocable versus […]

Families with special needs children need to take extra care when making plans for their estate. When the parents of special needs children are no longer around to care for their son or daughter, their estates must play the role of enhancing and enriching their children’s life. From enrolling in essential public benefits like Medicaid […]

While obtaining a simple power of attorney isn’t necessarily difficult to do, it does require consideration of what’s best for you and your family. Working with a knowledgeable Springfield power of attorney elder lawyer is a sound approach for ensuring that all of your goals for obtaining a power of attorney are met and that […]

If you’re hard at work planning for the future of your estate, you might be trying to decide between a will or a trust and could find yourself at a crossroads regarding whether your trust should be revocable or irrevocable. While each instrument is essentially designed to do the same thing – leave your estate […]

People decide to give to charities for a variety of reasons, whether it’s to honor a loved one or make good use of the wealth they acquired in their lifetime. Aside from the enormous benefits a charitable giving plan can have both on the people you’re serving and on you, a charitable giving plan also […]