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Asset Protection in Uncertain Times Part Two: FDIC Insurance

Asset Protection in Uncertain Times Part Two: FDIC Insurance

The economic news continues to get worse and worse. First, here is a brief summary of some of the advice I offered in last month’s Estate Planning Insights column: Make sure that your savings accounts, checking accounts and certificates of deposit are in FDIC-insured...
Asset Protection in Uncertain Times Part Two: FDIC Insurance

Asset Protection in Uncertain Times Part One: FDIC Insurance

When you sign an estate planning document such as a revocable living trust or a will, you appoint someone to handle your assets for you. The person you choose to handle things for you is called a “fiduciary.” A “fiduciary” is in a position of great trust and...
What to Do When Someone Dies With a Trust

What to Do When Someone Dies With a Trust

When you sign an estate planning document such as a revocable living trust or a will, you appoint someone to handle your assets for you. The person you choose to handle things for you is called a “fiduciary.” A “fiduciary” is in a position of great trust and...
Hawai`i’s Intestacy Law

Hawai`i’s Intestacy Law

When you sign an estate planning document such as a revocable living trust or a will, you appoint someone to handle your assets for you. The person you choose to handle things for you is called a “fiduciary.” A “fiduciary” is in a position of great trust and...
The Special Needs Trust: A Way to Care for a Disabled Family Member

The Special Needs Trust: A Way to Care for a Disabled Family Member

Suppose you have a child with a disability. Maybe the child was born with a mental disability, or maybe even a physical disability. The child may have been normal at birth and developed the mental or physical disability later in life. You love this child and want to...