At Gallinger Law we are proud to assist our clients with estate planning and preparation. Numerous details must be addressed when handling engaging in estate planning. We will provide you with attorneys that possess the talent and the dedication needed to help you accomplish your goals.
If an estate/testator puts all their property in a living trust, probate can generally be avoided. Legally, the trust owns the property and continues to control its use after the death of the previous owner until such time as it is distributed to the beneficiaries. The terms of the trust and the trustee will dictate how the property is managed. Gallinger Law can also assist with more complex irrevocable trusts, most commonly used to avoid the federal estate/death tax.
A will can specify important details, such as burial or religious instructions. It can also can be used to ensure that property excluded from the trust is distributed in the manner desired.