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See what just a few of the many satisfied clients of The Maitland Law Firm have to say about their experiences:
"Thank you Rob so much for handling that difficult conversation with my parents with such sensitivity. Your time was greatly appreciated!" - S.S.
"Thank you very much Mr. Maitland for seeing us today about our family estate planning, real estate, and elder law issues. I can't tell you how helpful it is to have talked this through with you, and have our options presented clearly devoid of all the emotional weight that can't help but cloud each of our own family associations with them, especially as they relate to our family beach cottage. Rob, thank you especially for the empathy and care you gave to our overall well-being and the longer-term considerations attendant on this decision -- I hadn't really acknowledged my own financial situation, but I do now and appreciate your concern, wisdom, and decency." - D.N.
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Attorney Rob Maitland on one of our busiest days of the year!
Congratulations to all of our new home buyers!
People often consider trusts to be asset transfer tools of the super wealthy. However, the truth is that trusts can prove to be a smart choice for people of average income too.
The true benefit of establishing a revocable living trust is that it allows your heirs to avoid a headache-inducing process known as probate. Probate is the court-administered procedure that is legally required in order to pass assets down to your children, grandchildren, or other designated heirs. The process often takes over half a year and legal challenges are quite common during this period. One can expect to receive a hefty bill too. For example, North Carolinians may pay close to $6,000 in court costs, even before lawyers’ fees. Probate also reduces your privacy, as it allows others to see the content of your estate.
If you set up a trust before passing away, you can avoid all the disadvantages mentioned above. Of course, should Congress change tax laws in the future, the trust may protect you then too. Please call the Maitland Law Firm if you would like to learn more about the benefits of trusts. We would love to help you and your family with your estate planning and trust-related needs.