Trusts have many uses. Perhaps the most important is that they can provide privacy at death. Garry Shandling is thought to have used a trust to provide privacy for those he left behind. Trusts for Privacy … [Read more...] about Trusts for Privacy
When most people think of incapacity they envision someone in their golden years who is suffering from an age related dementia disease such as Alzheimer's. This is certainly one way that you could become incapacitated during your lifetime; however, it is not the only way. In fact, incapacity can strike anyone, at any time. Because you have likely not given the possibility of incapacity much thought you have probably also not considered who will make decisions if you are incapacitated. Once you … [Read more...] about Incapacity Plan in St. Louis MO: Who Makes Decisions If You Are Incapacitated?
Most states recognize some form of advanced directive, often referred to as a health care directive or living will. Understanding the benefits and purpose of a health care directive can help you decide whether executing one should be part of your estate plan. A health care directive generally allows you to accomplish two important things. First, you may legally appoint someone who will have the authority to make health care decisions on your behalf in the event you become incapacitated and … [Read more...] about What Is A Health Care Directive?