The Importance of Transparency During the Trust Administration Process

Trust administration can become problematic in the face of transparency problems. Trustees are in a unique position and may be depended upon financially by multiple parties. Without proper transparency during the administration of a trust, beneficiaries are at risk of financial exploitation and emotional distress.

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Should I Name Co-Trustees in My Trust? What Happens When They Disagree?

Selecting suitable trustees for your trust is a crucial decision that affects the management and execution of your estate plans. Many opt for co-trustees, sharing the responsibilities between two or more individuals. This choice can bring varied skills and perspectives to trust management but also introduces the potential for disagreement. The...

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Does Charitable Giving in Your Estate Plan Have Tax Benefits?

When you start the process of estate planning, your main goals may include avoiding probate, protecting generational wealth, and ensuring that your spouse, children, or other family members are cared for in your absence. You might also consider legal options like wills and trusts, along with directives for healthcare, guardianship,...

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Ask an Attorney: How Can I Protect My Home From Medicaid?

Over 72 million Americans currently participate in Medicaid, a federal program designed to provide medical coverage for qualifying seniors, children, pregnant women, low-income individuals, SSI recipients, and patients with disabilities. Some states also fund expanded Medicaid programs for residents.

Many patients need the long-term coverage...

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