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Protecting Assets with a Trust vs. Limited Liability Company

To protect assets effectively, you have to store them in the right legal entity. However, that can depend on whether you’re looking to protect business assets, avoid estate taxes, or protect personal assets from legal liability while running a business.
05/08/23 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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Revocable Trusts Must Be Funded to Make Estate Plan Work

The primary benefits of revocable trusts only are available if a revocable trust is FUNDED during life. Unfortunately, experienced estate planning attorneys often have clients who delay the funding of their revocable trusts until it is too late and miss many of the benefits that these trusts provide.
05/05/23 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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Does Divorce Have an Impact on Estate Planning?

When you're in the midst of a divorce, you're probably not thinking about estate planning or your will. However, if you're divorcing, you should think about the impact a divorce can have on an estate plan.
05/04/23 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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How a Special Needs Trust Protects Loved Ones

While it may not seem necessary when a special needs child is young, setting up a trust to ensure their financial stability is better to be done sooner rather than later.
05/03/23 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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Do Joint Accounts With Rights of Survivorship Work?

Joint accounts may seem like an effective way to prepare if parents need help with finances as they get older, but unexpected problems could crop up.
05/02/23 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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Can We Learn from the Presleys' Estate Fight?

Priscilla Presley’s fight to remain trustee of Lisa Marie Presley’s trust can teach anyone a few lessons on proper estate planning.
05/01/23 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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What Elements are Overlooked in Estate Plans?

There are certain provisions that people often forget to put in a will or estate plan that can have a big impact on a family.
04/28/23 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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You Can Avoid Unintended Consequences

Although there is certainly no shortage of people with selfish or malevolent intent, a great number of estate plans that end in disaster are due to unintended consequences.
04/27/23 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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What You Need to Know When Making Your Will

While many people think that estate planning is only for the wealthy, experts say that’s not the case.
04/26/23 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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What Is the Meaning of Step-Up in Basis?

Step-up in basis, also known as stepped-up basis, is a wrinkle in the federal tax code that can help heirs avoid or reduce taxes on inherited assets.
04/25/23 • by: Graber & Johnson Law Group, LLC
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