“Our family worked hard for what we have and we want to keep it in the family.” LF from Flasher, ND
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“It’s our job to make a complicated process simple for you and your family.” Mark G. Wagner
At ND Estate Services, we provide essential, vital, and comprehensive estate planning services for our clients across ND, SD, and MN. I am not an attorney, and I do not pretend to be one. I am an Estate Planner who is a specialist in estate planning with the use of trusts, both Revocable Living Trusts and Irrevocable Trusts.
WHAT IS A REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST?
A Revocable Living Trust is a legal document that, just like a Will, contains instructions for what you want to have happen to your assets when you die. But unlike a Will, a well written and properly funded Trust avoids probate at death, controls your estate, and prevents the court from controlling your assets if you become incapacitated.
I HAVE A WILL. WHY SHOULD I WANT A TRUST?
A Will is only a first step and is simply a set of instructions for a judge to enforce. Many people don’t realize that a Will must be verified and approved by a Probate Court before it can be enforced.
Also, because a Will only goes into effect after you die, it does not provide any protection should you become incapacitated. In such an event, your loved one would have to institute a Legal Guardianship in order to take over your affairs. Guardianship is a legal proceeding with a judge overseeing and approving the administration of your estate.
A Revocable Living Trust is an alternative estate planning tool. Unlike a Will, a Revocable Living Trust avoids guardianships and probate. It is a proven method that can eliminate the need for court oversight and supervision should you become incapacitated or after you die.
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