Many clients come to Hindson & Melton LLC seeking to avoid probate and use a trust as part of your estate plan. Often, a financial advisor has recommended you avoid probate as part of a financial review.
There is a lot of confusion about probate and the use of a trust to avoid probate. If your will is properly prepared by a qualified attorney, the probate process is not always expensive or time consuming. Hindson & Melton LLC can help you prepare such a will. Our firm’s wills are designed to make probate as inexpensive and painless as possible for your heirs. A trust normally costs more than a will, and this is a consideration for many families in estate planning.
When should you try to avoid probate?
When might it be smart to avoid probate and use a trust?
- If you have a lot of family conflict
- If you do not have children, but you do have a lot of relatives
- If you are in a second marriage or blended family with separate assets
- If you own real property in multiple states
- If you want to protect separate assets in the event of incapacity or disability
Call Hindson & Melton LLC today for assistance in updating or creating your estate planning. We can help you decide whether it is smart for you to avoid probate and use a trust.
Karen Hindson, Hindson & Melton LLC