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A “living trust” mainly helps an individual exert substantially more control over their assets to ensure their wishes are expressed after they pass away. A living trust can also help families save themselves the added expense and delays that come with probate. The probate process itself can last as long as 3 years and absorb 10-to-15% of a person's estate value! As you do not have to register your trust with the court system, setting a living trust up also offers you more secrecy and privacy than a will would allow for.
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You’re invited to a FREE workshop to learn how to protect you and your family from probate, taxes, lawsuits, divorces, and nursing home expenses. We have developed a solution for every problem.
If you’re like most people, you worry about your family and what will happen if you don’t have a Will or if a Will is even adequate. Obviously, many people want to avoid the delays and costs of probate.
Unfortunately . . . A WILL WON’T AVOID PROBATE!
And if you’re like most people, you’ve probably put all of your assets in joint tenancy. However, joint tenancy will only postpone probate and it doubles your chances of a conservatorship. Many more people are turning to a legal document called a Living Trust for financial security. A Living Trust avoids probate, avoids conservatorship, and, for a married couple, avoids taxes.
A LIVING TRUST CAN LITERALLY SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS . . . MAYBE MORE!!
But even if you have a trust agreement, I have some bad news for you: your trust is probably outdated. Trusts drafted by many attorneys do not contain the protective provisions we include with our recently developed “Life Plan.”
IF YOUR SPOUSE REMARRIES AFTER YOUR DEATH, WILL THEIR NEW SPOUSE END UP WITH YOUR ESTATE INSTEAD OF YOUR CHILDREN?
We have all heard of surviving spouses remarrying and leaving or losing the estate to the new spouse instead of his or her own children. A trust can be structured to protect the estate from a remarriage or lawsuits after the first death. Most trusts are only designed to reduce estate taxes. Would you like a trust that does both?
IF YOUR CHILDREN GET DIVORCED AFTER YOUR DEATH, WILL YOUR SON-IN-LAW OR DAUGHTER-IN-LAW END UP WITH YOUR ESTATE?
The amount of assets that will be inherited by the next generation is staggering. Unfortunately, the amount our children or beneficiaries will lose due to financial difficulties such as bankruptcy, lawsuits, and divorce will be just as staggering. If you could distribute your estate in such a way as to protect your children from divorce and lawsuits for life. . . would you? I would be surprised if you said no.
THE AVERAGE COST OF A NURSING HOME IN WASHINGTON AND IDAHO IS NOW OVER $100,000 PER YEAR!
Your estate plan can be structured to use Medicaid to pay some or all of the nursing home expenses. With proper planning, many married couples are able to preserve all of their assets when one spouse needs nursing home care. Many single individuals are able to preserve a large portion of their estate for their children. You may also be eligible for Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits to help pay for long term care.
MOST POWERS OF ATTORNEY ARE OUTDATED WHEN PRESENTED (MANY ARE NOT EVEN AVAILABLE)
THIS YEAR YOU ARE SIX TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BECOME DISABLED THAN TO DIE! Most estate plans are designed to deal with death, not disability, but that can be corrected. Your Power of Attorney is used to allow someone to act on your behalf when you are disabled. Unfortunately, these documents don’t work if they become old. In fact, at a recent national estate planning conference, it was reported that many powers of attorney only work for 2 ½ years. Assuming your document is current, will it be available in an emergency? Hospitals report in 3 out of 4 cases the patients’ Health Care Power of Attorney is not available when needed. Our new program makes this document accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the telephone.
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Attend this workshop and receive a FREE 1 HOUR CONSULTATION so you can find out how an attorney may be able to Help YOU with planning. (Valued at $250)