Many people assume that living trusts and wills are the same, but they are actually very different. Our estate lawyer will gladly work with you to help you choose the right option based on your needs. Often, a legal will and living trust will work together to protect your assets while making division easier for your beneficiaries.
Living Trust: Any real estate—including houses, cars, boats, bank accounts, stocks, and bonds—can go into a revocable living trust. While a living trust won’t protect you from creditors, it will help your beneficiaries avoid probate and inheritance taxes. Our trust attorney understands the process, and will help you navigate through it to ensure your living trust is ironclad.
Legal Will: Wills can include all types of personal property that are not covered by a living trust, including jewelry and art collections. Living wills can also be used to establish guardianship for minor children. You can also bring a will you have written yourself, and our will lawyer will review and make sure that it is clear and will not be invalidated by not meeting legal requirements.