Estate Planning Nightmares: Barry White’s Son Sues His Father’s Estate, Widow

When done thoughtfully, good estate planning should help prevent family quarrels and protect private financial information from being brought into the public eye. Apparently, such was not the case for three-time Grammy Award winning R&B singer Barry White, who died in 2003. As TMZ reports, Barry’s son Darryl is suing his father’s estate and Barry’s…

10 Types of Trusts: A Quick Look

Considering the myriad of trusts available, creating an estate plan that works can seem daunting. However, that’s what we, as estate planning attorneys, do every day. We know the laws and will design a plan which addresses your specific situation. Here’s a look at the basics of ten common trusts to provide a general understanding.  1. Bypass Trusts. Commonly referred to…

Pooled Trusts 101

A pooled trust can be a surprisingly useful estate planning tool. However, confusion abounds about how this type of instrument works and when and under what circumstances it makes sense to set one up. To that end, let’s review several frequently asked questions about pooled trusts. What is a pooled trust? This trust, created and…