What exactly are testamentary trusts anyway?

In setting up your Will or Revocable Living Trust (RLT), one of the things you will need to decide is how to distribute your assets among your children.  You have two choices: leave your assets directly to your children, or put your assets in trust for your children.  We call these trusts for your children Read More

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Estate Planning for Retirement Benefits

In our practice, we have observed that more and more of our clients are coming to us with a substantial portion of their “wealth” having been accumulated in their retirement plans, including 401(k)s, Traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, and SIMPLE IRAs, to name a few. As I am sure many of you who are reading this Read More

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Proper Execution of a Will

We are often hired to review Wills drafted by other attorneys (or by clients themselves) to ensure that the Wills are valid. In many cases these are situations where the client has disinherited a child or left his or her estate in unequal percentages to his or her children. Unfortunately, there are times when we have Read More

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Welcome to our blog!

Hi, all! For those of you who don’t know me, I am Ashley Waters, a new attorney working with Joy Buck Gothard. If you’re visiting this website/blog, I’m sure you know Joy. I’ve been working for Joy for about two years, but I only recently passed the bar exam and was sworn in to practice Read More

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