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What are revocable and irrevocable trusts?

Posted by Joshua Gunsher, Esq. | Mar 05, 2024 | 0 Comments

Adults should have an estate plan in place that outlines end-of-life decisions and what should happen with their assets when they die. Estate plans may have many components that all relay a creator's wishes. Trusts are valuable estate planning tools that allow a creator to set terms based on what...

Should you accept the executor appointment?

Posted by Joshua Gunsher, Esq. | Feb 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

What is the appropriate response to a loved one asking you to be their estate's executor? Should you accept the role? Won't refusing the appointment affect your relationship going forward? Here are four factors to help you make a decision: The complexity of the estate Typically, executors handlin...

4 common reasons for will contests

Posted by Joshua Gunsher, Esq. | Feb 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

A will can ultimately decide how an estate is handled after a testator's passing. However, a will might be challenged. This can cause the probate process to linger and may disrupt the distribution process. Yet, a contested will might also protect a testator's last wishes. Here are a few reasons a...

4 reasons a will can be declared invalid

Posted by Joshua Gunsher, Esq. | Jan 31, 2024 | 0 Comments

You want to ensure that your will is valid so that your wishes are carried out after your death. However, things do not always work out as intended, and there are several reasons why a will might be declared invalid. Understanding the common pitfalls of will writing will help you avoid rendering ...

What type of person makes a good guardian?

Posted by Joshua Gunsher, Esq. | Jan 18, 2024 | 0 Comments

Asset distribution and inheritances take up most of the estate planning process. However, there are other important elements that shouldn't be overlooked, such as nominating guardians for minor children.  A guardian is someone who can make sure your child remains safe and secure should something ...

3 things to know about debts after death

Posted by Joshua Gunsher, Esq. | Dec 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

People who are dealing with the death of a loved one have many things to think about. This includes making the final arrangements and handling the estate plans.  One of the concerns of the decedent's loved ones is what happens to the debts of that person once they're gone. They must know exactly ...

What should you know about special needs trusts?

Posted by Joshua Gunsher, Esq. | Nov 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

Navigating life with a disability comes with unique challenges, including financial planning. For those with disabilities, a special needs trust offers a strategic way to manage assets without compromising access to essential government benefits.  A special needs trust is designed to hold funds t...

Estate planning for digital assets

Posted by Joshua Gunsher, Esq. | Sep 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

Go back a few decades and no one had any digital assets to worry about when they died. Now that people live much of their lives online, they need to think about how they will account for digital assets in their estate plans. You can break digital assets into four categories: Assets that only exis...

What are charitable trusts?

Posted by Joshua Gunsher, Esq. | Sep 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

When people contemplate their own mortality, they often try to find ways to make sure they make a meaningful difference in this world – and money is something that can fund all kinds of charitable organizations and goals. Charitable trusts are one way to do some good in this world and better defi...

How is undue influence determined?

Posted by Joshua Gunsher, Esq. | Sep 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

When someone makes a will it needs to be done of their own free will. If you suspect it was not and you lost out, you might consider filing a contest on the grounds that someone used undue influence to have them change the will in their favor. Undue influence is a legal concept. It does not just ...

Do you need an advance health care directive?

Posted by Joshua Gunsher, Esq. | Sep 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you have always been healthy, you might not think too much about the possibility of falling ill and needing extensive treatment. Yet, the longer you live the more likely you will require medical attention as the body gradually weakens. This is where an advance health care directive can be bene...

The best baby gift: An estate plan.

Posted by Joshua Gunsher, Esq. | Sep 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

Starting a family is an exciting part of life. Parents take time to get the nursey ready, buy the right car seat, and introduce their new bundle of joy to family members. When investing time and money into the things needed for childhood parents often forget one of the most important gifts: an es...

Include digital assets in your estate plan

Posted by Joshua Gunsher, Esq. | Jun 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

When you think about estate planning, what comes to mind is a house, family heirlooms and other physical assets. However, with so much of our lives happening online, you may overlook important property: digital assets. In the current digital world, it's crucial that you include your digital asset...

What happens to the deceased’s debts?

Posted by Joshua Gunsher, Esq. | Jun 01, 2023 | 0 Comments

Most of the time, a deceased individual is going to have at least some level of remaining debt. This doesn't even count the funeral costs, which the family would likely have to cover, and things of this nature. It's just a reflection of the way that most people live paycheck to paycheck and a lot...

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