For starters, a revocable trust is a changeable, amendable, revocable document. The opposite is not true: It is not true that all irrevocable trusts cannot be changed. This article seeks to briefly explore some examples of the types of irrevocable trusts that can be altered, in what way, and why drafting for...
Make Sure Your Beneficiary Designations Match Your Estate Plan
Many types of property and investments pass outside of probate and allow you to designate who will receive them after your death. It is important that these designations are kept up to date and are consistent with the rest of your estate plan.
When you open up an investment...
Transferring Property Upon Your Death
There are essentially five ways an individual can transfer property to their loved ones upon their death. Depending on the age of the persons who will be receiving property or the dynamics among family members who are receiving the property, it is important to choose your method of transfer very carefully.
One Year Later: Covid-19, Estate Planning and You
Living through the last year with Covid-19, everyone has emerged with their own takeaways. In our field of estate planning &...
Washington Post Article: The Purposes of Revocable vs. Irrevocable Trusts
A revocable trust and an irrevocable trust serve totally different needs. By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: I am divorced and have two grown daughters. I am placing my house in a trust. My attorney is recommending an irrevocable trust. Which do you prefer, revocable or irrevocable and why?