GETTING A TRUST
With the trust, things are less complicated because you can pull out the specifics it needs before you’re passing that a Will can’t be responsible for like any stocks you own, bank statements and personal accounts. A trust can also avoid the probate process which can take at least up to a year with additional fees. A trust is also more private and no one will know who the trustee is until the descendants death while the Will is more public. Trusts are more expensive but you get your money’s worth from your assets and even schedule any money transfers to any relatives every year or every month or so depending on what it is specified in the trust. With a Trust it has the power to lower the state taxes as well.
What We Provide
We provide for you, plans to write a Will and a trust with attorneys to make this estate plan much easier for you. With these experts it’s guaranteed that all your belongings is taken care of and everyone is safe if afterwards. We also provide a free probate consultation to see any future expenses towards the plan.
- Must the life insurance trust be irrevocable?
The life insurance trust has to be irrevocable in order to not only skip the probate process but also prevent tax expenses.
2. What is a revocable trust?
A revocable trust is a document you can sign with an attorney involving a trust that can be modified or even canceled upon request. By filing this out you’re assets go straight to you and once you pass, the trustee you assigned will move these assets to its beneficiaries. While alive, you can change who can get ahold of your belongings and something to prepare you for the future.
3. What is a Testamentary trust?
A testamentary trust is a a trust that is formed after a persons passing and is instructed or assigned according to the last Will. It is also considered a third-party if it is someone assigned as a trustee rather a family member. Then that person would have the right to move the assets around.
4. Can I Create an Plan on My Own?
You are free to create your own plan but doing so would have you leave any important details and is a good chance that will happen because of certain law terms you need to bring up. So creating your own plan may be an invalid one.
5. Does New York Have an Inheritance Tax or Estate Tax?
New York doesn’t include a inheritance tax but a estate tax is included by law with federal taxes.
6. What is an Estate Settlement?
An estate settlements is the process of a decedent’s estate being transferred to an assigned trustee or beneficiaries. There’s also planning of who obtains all these assets but expenses that go with it all.
7. Should you avoid probate?
There’s an understanding when wanting to avoid a probate and it’s due to waiting a year for courts approval or even having the courts approval rather than your own. Both these things can pile more fees on top of the file the more complicated things get through many disagreements. Though most Wills or trusts are specific which already comes with it’s complications which is why it takes a while for the probate to process. It is necessary to use the probate because if you’re looking through the file rather than an attorney, you will be prone to mistakes and more fees that the attorney could of spotted. Upcoming mistakes can also cause the filing to be longer than it should. So you shouldn’t avoid any probates.
8. How long does probate take in New York?
If you have an uncomplicated Will with every statement clear and destination of all assets addressed then the process can take between 3 to 6 months. Though so,e cases can be complicated when it comes to disagreements in the Will or any updates that needs to be changed. This process can take up to years depending on how long the modification and needs take.
9. What happens when someone dies without a will in New York?
Without a Will, your family would have to discuss with who gets what assets and with other beneficiaries involved can make this case more expensive. A will is very important to make things organized and give less strain to everyone within the family.
10. Can I work part time and collect unemployment in New York?
Yes you can! You would have to work 30 hours or fewer and make at least less than $504.