While memorials and tributes continue to pour in, one thing is clear: Prince Philip had clearly defined wishes regarding how he wished to pass, as well as his funeral plan.
A marriage isn’t only an expression of love. It’s also a legal arrangement, and as such, many states have laws on the books dictating that when a person dies, their spouse becomes their de facto heir or guardian of their estate.
Whether you need a living will vs. living trust as part of your estate plan depends on your overall financial situation and goals. However, it’s helpful to consider the advantages of including one or both in your planning efforts.
While most initial meetings with an estate planning attorney will result in some questions you likely have never considered, there are many ways in which you can prepare for a thoughtful and productive estate planning conference that will result in a better understanding of your goals and more efficient use of time with your attorney.
The financial problems of Tom Girardi and his law firm, Girardi Keese, continue to multiply, with the latest claim coming from the estate of Ed Masry, the attorney who worked with Girardi on the environmental contamination case made famous by the 2000 film “Erin Brockovich.”
Planning is one of the most important aspects of managing any business. This is especially true for farms and agribusinesses, due to their complexity and the inherent uncertainties associated with agriculture.