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How to Avoid Probate

How to Avoid Probate

For some estates, probate can be a long, expensive, and complicated process. If you want to know how to avoid probate, this article gives you a high-level view of some options for doing so. However, keep in mind that it is unusual for just one of the following tools...
Wills, Trusts, and Other Tools of Estate Planning

Wills, Trusts, and Other Tools of Estate Planning

In a strictly legal sense, estate planning is making legal arrangements for what will happen to your assets when you die. And most of the time, people automatically think of wills and trusts as the primary tools of estate planning. In reality, though, estate planning...
What Is Estate Planning?

What Is Estate Planning?

Estate planning is the process of: arranging your assets; planning how they will be distributed when you die; and preparing legal documents to enforce your wishes after you are gone. But here at the Law Office of Joshua E. Hummer, PLC, we approach estate planning in a...