You might think that any lawyer with law degree (a J.D.), a license to practice law, and no disciplinary complaints can make you a good estate plan or advise you well regarding an estate or trust. Those things are important, but they might not be enough.
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Choosing “Something Else”
Previously, we distinguished English per stirpes from the other distribution methods. In the scenario in Part 1, in which all of Henry and Wendy’s children die before them, the allocation methods other than English per stirpes all produced the same result. In this post,
Many parents wish for their property to pass to their children when they die. If the children die before the parents, the parents often want the property to go to their grandchildren instead. This sounds simple enough, but there are a few different ways property can be allocated among surviving children and grandchildren.