So, you’ve found yourself in the position of trustee and are managing your loved one’s estate while they are still alive. What are your duties to account to the eventual beneficiaries of your loved one’s estate? And what if your loved one is incompetent, thus the reason you are now overseeing their estate? Beneficiaries Left…

Cryptocurrency or virtual currency (used interchangeably) has become quite the coveted asset among investors because of the seemingly lucrative return due to its fast appreciating nature. Cryptocurrency has also been the subject of growing interest by government regulators, including the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). But what is virtual currency? How is treated for tax purposes?…

Our lives essentially revolve around technology and this trend is only continuing to grow.Nearly all of our important documents and files, whether they be personal, business or financial, are stored on various digital platforms. Therefore, it is extremely important to ensure those documents and files, also referred to as digital assets, are not only protected…

It’s pretty safe to safe to say that most people make resolutions for the new year. You may not write them down in a special, secret binder, or proudly slur your intentions at the annual new year’s party; but there’s a good chance you are trying to make improvements in some form.So just what do…

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE ACT) is intended to help people save for retirement. Most significant are the changes to Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), which could help many older Americans save even more for retirement. But there are also some benefits that have been lost. That said, the SECURE Act will…

Is now a good time to update my estate plan? The answer is more than likely, yes. Knowing when to update your estate plan is probably not something that is at the top of your list. It’s been a few years since you completed your estate plan. That binder is sitting quietly in your closet,…

Since Kobe Bryant’s tragic passing earlier this year, his wife recently realized their infant daughter was not included in his trust. In the Bryant family trust case, and others we’ve experienced, more than likely the omission was an accident. Assuming it was an accident, what are the steps you, as the living spouse or child,…

What happens when you, as a beneficiary of a trust or will, discover your percentage of an inheritance was drastically decreased, or a new beneficiary suddenly appears in the “final” version of the trust document? You are mourning the loss of a loved one and now you have doubts about how the assets are being…

“Why wouldn’t they just form a living trust and put their house in it? After all, once that is done, their house is safe because the trust provides asset protection.” Unfortunately, this is a common misconception regarding how trusts work and the protections a trust can provide. Before covering some details about the differences between…

The story always starts the same, “there was supposed to be money, but we don’t know what happened.” For a vast majority of inheritance disputes, compelling the trustee to provide the beneficiaries with an accounting of the trust assets is a vital and mandatory first step. But before jumping in with an accounting of the…

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