trust Posts by The KC Estate Planner, LLC

How to Choose a Trustee

When you establish a trust, you name someone to be the trustee.  For most revocable trusts, you will be the initial trustee.  A trustee does what you do right now with your financial affairs—collect income, pay bills and taxes, save and invest for the future, buy and sell property, provide for your loved ones, keep […]

Five Mistakes Successor Trustees Make (and How to Prevent Them)

When establishing a trust, you must give serious thought to who you choose as your successor which is the person who will manage, invest, and hand out the trust’s accounts and property once you are no longer able to do so. This individual ideally should be someone you trust absolutely; someone who is organized, responsible, […]

A Tale of Two Celebrities: Chadwick Boseman and Eddie Van Halen

The death of iconic celebrities can sometimes impact us deeply because it reminds us of our shared humanity. With celebrities passing, we realize that death is an equalizer. It also reminds us of the importance of estate planning to protect a person’s money and property. Estate planning is not reserved for those with large amounts […]