Rippy, Stepps & Associates
Put your legal matters in order.Plan now for a more secure future.
Payment Button
View Our Practice Areas

Posts tagged "Trusts"

Too many people are shying away from using trusts

Many Arkansas residents may be thinking about what they would like to do with their assets. It is common for older people to begin thinking about asset distribution and how they want their affairs settled after their passing, but really, it is important for individuals of any adult age to give thought to such matters. Similarly, it is important for individuals of any income level to consider using trusts.

Special needs trusts can prevent unintended mishaps

Having a child with special needs often requires parents to think creatively in many situations. Their child may need to approach certain scenarios differently, and parents may need to find the best approaches for their child. Of course, because parents in Arkansas want to do what is best for their children, they do not want to inadvertently cause financial hardships in the future. Therefore, they may want to consider creating special needs trusts when estate planning.

Trusts have many benefits, including easing transitions

When exploring the various ways in which Arkansas residents can create comprehensive and effective estate plans, some may overlook certain planning tools. In particular, it is not uncommon for people to think that they do not need trusts for their plans. However, utilizing this planning option can have many benefits and go a long way in making certain matters easier after a person's passing.

Trusts could help grandparents leave assets to grandkids

Having children is a wonderful experience, and when Arkansas residents' children have children, they may feel overjoyed to become grandparents. Of course, new additions to families may have older individuals reconsidering their estate plans. They may want to leave assets to these younger generations, and trusts may allow them to do so effectively.

Trusts can be useful when wanting to leave a legacy

Most Arkansas residents want to leave something behind for their families after their passing. Fortunately, individuals can utilize estate planning opportunities to detail how they want their legacies to live on. In particular, trusts can be useful tools for ensuring that assets are protected and that the decedent still has a say in the use of those assets.

Revocable living trusts can offer privacy benefits

The reasons that people choose to use certain estate planning tools rather than others are often unique to each person. Some individuals may feel that a simple will is enough because they do not have many assets, and some Arkansas residents may feel that trusts would help them protect their assets and express their wishes. Of course, they must determine what type of trust would work for them.

Who can have control over trusts after a person's passing?

The estate planning tools that Arkansas residents use may differ depending on the specific details of their estates and their lives. However, it is usually a beneficial step to consider using trusts as part of these plans. This tool can provide a greater sense of control over assets while also providing extra protection.

Don't forget the pour-over will when creating trusts

Arkansas residents often choose different estate planning tools to help them get their final affairs in order. Some parties may choose to plan simply, and others may want to ensure that they leave behind as many details as possible. Trusts are commonly used in these plans and have many benefits, but it is important to remember that other tools can help ensure that they work as intended.

Trusts may be helpful in Arkansas estate planning

Estate planning is crucial for every adult to consider. Having these documents in place help Arkansas residents to ensure their loved ones will be taken care of when they're no longer here. Part of a complete estate plan may mean the inclusions of different trusts that could serve specific purposes.

It's necessary to properly title assets in estate planning

When an individual decides to write an estate plan, there are certain things he or she should know for the plan to be truly complete. For estate planning to be effective, Arkansas residents need to be sure that assets are titled properly — something with which a lawyer can help. Testators who want their assets distributed as they wish need to ensure this step takes place.

Email Us For A Response