Do I Need Amend The Trust When Assets Change?

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10th Jul 2009

DO I NEED TO AMEND MY TRUST WHEN MY ASSETS CHANGE? This is a very common question by clients, and the answer is very simple: NO! A trust is designed to hold your assets in title to avoid probate on … more

SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS

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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