Should My Estate Plan Have a Will or Trust?

The question of whether a client’s estate plan should be centered around a Will or a Trust is often the first question our attorneys are asked at an initial consultation. The answer to this question always depends on two main factors: The assets owned by the client(s); and The goals of the client(s) A key [...]

2019-03-20T15:07:12-04:00|Categories: Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts|

Is a Revocable Living Trust Right for You?

Revocable Living Trusts have become the basic building block of estate planning for people of all ages and backgrounds. However, for some, a Living Trust may not be necessary to achieve their estate planning goals. Our attorneys at the Law Office of Jonathan A. Hall, PLLC can help consider and evaluate that decision. Living Trust [...]

2019-03-20T15:07:45-04:00|Categories: Advice, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts|

What to Do if a Will is Contested

A person’s will is created to ensure the smooth transfer of assets from the deceased to living friends and family members. In the majority of probate cases, a will is admitted and approved for probate without being contested, and the process is relatively painless. However, this isn’t always the case. Often times, disgruntled family members [...]

2019-03-21T15:51:15-04:00|Categories: Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts|

At What Age Should You Start Planning Your Estate?

Estate planning at a young age is something that too few people consider. From graduating college to getting married, building a career, finding a home and having children, there are far too many things on a young person’s mind to want to consider what will happen after they die. Yet, speaking with a Lexington estate planning [...]

2019-03-20T15:08:08-04:00|Categories: Advice, Estate Planning|

Why Not Use LegalZoom Instead?

One of the most common questions clients ask us during initial consultations is why they shouldn’t use LegalZoom for their estate planning needs instead of retaining our firm’s services. Besides, it can often be a way to save some money, and can result in the same pride one feels after finishing any “do-it-yourself” home project. [...]

2019-03-21T15:48:44-04:00|Categories: Advice, Estate Planning|

Estate Planning Implications for Same-Sex Couples

The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states can no longer ban same sex marriage, effectively allowing same-sex couples to enter into the binding contract of marriage. The ruling cited the 14th amendment’s equal protection clause that guarantees all people equal protection under the laws of both the [...]

2019-03-21T15:51:36-04:00|Categories: Estate Planning|

Why Every Parent Should Have an Estate Plan

Whether you’re a newlywed contemplating starting a family, you recently became a first-time parent, or you’re a seasoned parent with multiple children, it’s never too early (or too late) to start planning for possible end-of-life scenarios. This topic is never easy to talk about or contemplate, but the reality is that establishing an estate plan [...]

2019-03-20T10:41:18-04:00|Categories: Estate Planning|
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