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Protecting Your Assets from Unintended Beneficiaries

It’s a common, and quite unfortunate, scenario – your child gets married and all seems well. The spouse becomes part of the family. Then, that seven-letter word starts to be bantered about – “divorce”. Suddenly, questions arise as to whether your now ex-son-or-daughter-in-law is entitled to any assets of your estate plan. A simple strategy to avoid this scenario is to set up a revocable living trust. One of the most attractive features of trusts is that they can be shaped to serve a variety of different circumstances and achieve different objectives. In fact, trusts are routinely utilized for gifting,...

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