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Wills vs. Trusts – Part 8

by Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney This is the final post in our series regarding wills, trusts, and estate planning. Other posts in the series can be found here. In our previous posts, we discussed the different types of wills and trusts. There is one other estate planning document that we haven’t discussed that allows you to transfer real estate to your beneficiaries without probate. … Continue reading Wills vs. Trusts – Part 8

Wills vs. Trusts – Part 7

by Christine Steinmetz, JD This post is the seventh in a series regarding wills, trusts, and estate planning. Other posts in the series can be found here. In our previous post, we discussed how a revocable grantor trust DOES NOT shelter assets, including one’s homestead, for Medicaid eligibility. In addition, the fact that a homestead has been held in the trust for longer than the … Continue reading Wills vs. Trusts – Part 7

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Wills vs. Trusts – Part 2

by Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney This post is the second in a series regarding wills and trusts, part one can be found here. In our previous post, we defined a will as a document that contains your instructions about how you want your assets (also known as your estate) distributed upon your passing. A will allows you to determine who receives what share of your … Continue reading Wills vs. Trusts – Part 2