Disguising Title to Real Estate

All deeds and other documents relating to real estate filed with the county recorder’s office in the county where the real estate is located are public records and anyone may access them. Although this fact is not a concern to most people, some people, particularly those in the entertainment industry, relish their privacy and do.. read more →

Preparing Your Estate Plan for Divorce

Approximately fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. A person contemplating divorce should review his or her assets and joint estate planning documents with his or her estate planning attorney to determine what may be done to legally  protect the assets and “untangle” the joint plan. The goal for the person contemplating divorce is to.. read more →

Choosing A Trustee

What constitutes a good trustee? This is a question every person who creates a revocable living trust must consider when deciding who to designate to serve as successor trustees of the trust. The person creating the trust (known as the settlor) typically will serve as the initial trustee of the trust. When the settlor is.. read more →

Amending Your Revocable Living Trust

Many people choose to have a revocable living trust as the center point of their estate plan.  The revocable living trust contains instructions about how to manage your assets during your lifetime, after your death, and after the death of your spouse or significant other, if applicable. By choosing a revocable living trust as part.. read more →

Why do we know the intimate details of Whitney Houston’s estate?

I, like everyone else, was surprised and sad to hear that singer Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012, at the age of 48.  Whitney was not married at the time of her death and was survived by her only child, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, age 19.  Naturally, as a celebrity, people are interested in.. read more →