In this Estate Planning and Elder Law Minute, Wes Coulson, Illinois and Missouri Elder Law attorney, discusses why a Will has to be filed with the court in the county where someone lived at the time that they died even if there’s not going to be any need for probate. ? Hiding a Decedent’s Will Could Land […]
All of My Assets Have TOD, POD or Joint Tenancy. Do I Still Need a Will?
In this Elder Law Minute, Wes Coulson, Illinois and Missouri Elder Law attorney, discusses Transfer on Death or TOD accounts, Payable on Death or POD accounts, and Joint Tenancy accounts, and why they don’t take the place of a will, can result in a very distorted estate plan and possibly end up doing more harm than good. All […]
Can I Disinherit My Spouse in My Will?
In this Elder Law Minute, Wes Coulson, Illinois and Missouri Elder Law attorney, discusses why someone may want to disinherit their spouse from their will and offers advice on how to still provide for a spouse in a nursing home without causing them to lose Medicaid eligibility or the money they may have inherited. ? Can […]
Does a Will Keep Me Out of Probate?
In this Elder Law and Estate Planning Minute, Wes Coulson, Southern Illinois Elder Law attorney, discusses why a will isn’t the best way to protect your estate from going into probate and that the better option is having a living trust. ? Does a Will Keep Me Out of Probate? Transcript: Hi, I’m Wes Coulson from […]
If You’re Married and Over 65, Your Wills are Probably Wrong
If you are like most married couples, you probably have your Wills already set up. But, have you thought to look at what they really say and if that is what you really want now? As we age, the chance that either of the married couple will need long-term care increases. Do your Wills help protect […]