Category Archives: Beneficiaries

When a Grantor passes away, the Trustee of the estate must step into action. There are numerous tasks to complete, including collecting assets, paying taxes and bills, filing accountings, managing money for beneficiaries, and more. One of the very first things the Trustee must do is notify the beneficiaries, describing the situation (the Grantor’s death, the state […]

Do you speak legalese? Whether you do or you don’t, you’ll be happy to know that English is still the preferred language of American attorneys. Communication is key when it comes to estate planning, so if your attorney isn’t willing to explain unfamiliar terms to you and speak in clear language, it’s time to find […]

Whether you are old or young, rich or poor, a parent or a businessperson (or both!), you should create an estate plan. Estate planning is valuable no matter who you are, so don’t use your age or the size of your bank account as an excuse. Just think of all the important decisions your estate […]

A lot of care and consideration goes into the choosing of a beneficiary and the creation of an estate plan. Unfortunately though, things do not always work out as we’ve planned. So you might wonder, “What happens if my beneficiary dies before me?” Who will receive the assets I planned to give to my beneficiary? […]