Avoid Probate With A Living Trust

/ By: Stephanie A. Lord, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Probate, Wills and Trusts

While probate is a common occurrence, most people would prefer to avoid that particular experience. Probate can be expensive, time-consuming and emotionally draining. And considering that probate occurs after you’ve lost a loved one, the...

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Naming a Guardian for Your Child

/ By: Stephanie A. Lord, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

If you have a children who are minors then it is very important to name a guardian for them in your Estate Plan. You need to make arrangements so that your child is looked after...

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Understanding the Duties of Your Probate Judge

/ By: Stephanie A. Lord, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Probate

Every probate case has a probate judge. Depending up the speed of probate, you may never even meet this judge, but it’s important to understand his or her duties in the tricky probate process. How...

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What is Estate Planning?

/ By: Stephanie A. Lord, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

If you have properties or cash that you wish to be handed over to one of your loved ones after your death with the least amount of legal hassle, you need to understand estate planning....

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