1. Reasons to Let the Professionals Write Your Will

    Most people are quite comfortable with do-it-yourself projects. From home improvements to car maintenance, handy people across the country have the skills and drive to take control of their lives. But there are certain things that are best left to the professionals, chief among them being legal services. It can be tempting to think that writing a Last Will and Testament is a simple enough task to …Read More

  2. Wills vs. Living Trusts

    In a previous article, we touched upon Revocable Living Trusts and some of the advantages of forming a living trust during your lifetime. Today we wanted to provide a side-by-side comparison of a Last Will and Testament and a Revocable Living Trust. It is beneficial to understand that each has it’s own uses and advantages in order to plan effectively for the future. Similarities The aim of both …Read More

  3. What is a Revocable Living Trust?

    Here at Lyons | Sullivan, we understand that the idea of preparing for your own death can be an uncomfortable topic for some. But we also know how valuable legal advice and preparation can be, potentially saving your loved ones from unnecessary heartache after your passing. You have a few options when it comes to preparing for your family’s future. Most people are familiar with the Last Will and…Read More

  4. Death and No Valid Will: What Happens Now?

    “What happens if someone dies without a will?” That is a common question we hear at Lyons | Sullivan. It’s a strange phenomenon that people worry about what will happen to their estate and assets after their death but then continue to postpone drawing up a will. It is a good idea to meet with an attorney and have a will drawn up no matter your age, financial, or health status. Being prepared…Read More

  5. Deciding Between a Will and a Trust

    You constantly hear those around you telling you to plan for your future, and to plan for the unexpected.  That is why it is so important to set up a will and/or a trust for your belongings. You know that wills and trusts delegate who gets what after you pass, but what does that really mean? Let's take a deeper look at the difference between will and a trust: Will A will is a written document tha…Read More

  6. Probate Process: Testate Vs. Intestate

    A will is a legal document that allows you to allocate your current belongings to be distributed following your death. In many occurrences, people die without a proper will. This makes it more difficult for your family to obtain your belongings in a fair way. The probate process is relevant whether you have a valid will or not. Part of the probate process includes the prime witness, namely the per…Read More