Tag Archives: estate plan

Executor vs. Trustee –What’s the Difference?

Estate Executor Duties

An executor, sometimes called a personal representative, is the person who is named in a will, appointed by the court, and responsible for performing under the terms of the will and handling the estate. The laws vary by state, and an executor may work under court supervision or may be able to do...
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The Customized Estate Plan: 5 Things to Talk About with Your Family this Holiday Season

The Customized Estate Plan_

You intend to pass along your wealth through your estate plan, but what about your wisdom?

Ensuring you accomplish both means having a conversation with your family about your money, your legacy, and your core principles. With the holidays coming up quickly, family dinners and...
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Five Tragic Mistakes People Make When Leaving Assets to Their Pets

5 tragic mistakes people make when leaving their pet assets

Most families in America that have a pet consider that animal to be a part of the family.

Because of this, many people want to make sure their pet is cared for in the event of their death,...
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Family Feud:  What to consider when choosing an executor, trustee or financial agent

Why is it that family feuds erupt after a death, or even after the incapacity of a family member?

family feud: naming your fiduciary One of the leading causes is a failure to choose a fiduciary who will handle your assets appropriately if you are incapacitated and after your...
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