SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS

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10th Jul 2009

SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTSParents who have a disabled child or child who is severely incapacitated, are faced with the problem of how to provide for that child financially after the parents have passed away.Because the child (whether a minor or an … more

WELCOME TO DWIGHT EDWARD TOMPKINS' BLOG

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9th Jul 2009

WELCOME!!! This is my first blog on blogger.com; and as an Estate Planning attorney, I will be writing about Estate Planning, Trusts, and Wills each week. My task will be to present important topics in the law of Estate Planning, … more

What is an Estate?

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6th Jul 2009

WHAT IS AN ESTATE? AND WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY ESTATE?Your estate is simply ALL OF YOUR ASSETS. Your assets include assets which are held in your name alone, or jointly with other persons, such as your spouse. The assets … more

WHAT IS ESTATE PLANNING?

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WHAT IS ESTATE PLANNING?ESTATE PLANNING IS THE WAY A PERSON PLANS THE DISPOSITION OF THEIR PROPERTY AND ASSETS WHEN THEY DIE.Estate Planning helps people eliminate uncertainities of what will happen to their assets and property by the establishment of a … more

WHY THE 1ST OF YEAR IS A GOOD TIME TO CREATE YOUR ESTATE PLAN

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5th Jul 2009

WHY THE 1ST OF THE YEAR IS A GOOD TIME TO CREATE YOUR ESTATE PLANOne of the key parts to the creation of an estate plan is pulling together an asset list. In January, most people will receive “end of … more

CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY – CHARLES ARMIJO

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4th Jul 2009

CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY- CHARLES ARMIJO As an estate planning attorney, I rely from time to time on the services of a solid title company to assist me in obtaining title information for my clients. Recently, I switched to using the … more

“Family Trusts” You Tube Channel Has Important Videos

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THE FAMILY TRUSTS YOU TUBE CHANNEL HAS 7 GREAT ESTATE PLANNING VIDEOS Seven videos are now available on You Tube covering the following important topics: ESTATE PLANNING BASICS FAMILY TRUSTS AVOID PROBATE ESTATE PLANNING: PROBATE AND FAMILY TRUSTS ESTATE PLANNING: … more

Retirement Accounts, Life Insurance & Annuities Part 2

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3rd Jul 2009

The Role of Retirement Accounts, Life Insurance and Annuities in Estate Planning – Part 2 In my last post I set out the general rule in estate planning that all of the assets should be titled in the name of … more