estate planning Posts by The KC Estate Planner, LLC

The Pros and Cons of Setting Up a Trust

The two primary estate planning documents used to transfer your property after you pass away are the Will and the Trust.  A will transfers property to beneficiaries after the will is presented to a probate court, and wills typically make outright distributions of property to your beneficiaries.  A trust transfers property to your beneficiaries without […]

What are the Unintended Consequences of Dying Without a Will?

Dying without a will can cause a number of headaches for your loved ones.  Absent a will, your property will be subject to distribution according to the statutory rules of intestate succession.  And although the intestacy statutes are designed to take into consideration how the “average person” would distribute his or her property, they are […]