does not need to be probated.
such as with contentious heirs, where the family is protected by court
pourover will with a living trust.
of the Living Trust.
will pass through the trust.
funded. Assets must proactively be transferred into the trust.
exemptions apply regardless of whether assets pass through a trust.
There are some very good reasons for drafting a Trust. (Avoiding probate, avoiding conservatorship, providing for orderly distribution of assets at death.) However, it is important to get good advice from an estate planning attorney before making your estate planning decisions. (He or she can explain.) “Do-it-yourself” kits are fine if (1) they’re well-written and (2) you know what you’re doing. The results of just “taking a stab at it” could be disastrous. Estate planning matters. Doing it right is yet another gift to your heirs.