A Mat-Su Attorney To Establish Your Trusts

It can be hard to get started on estate planning — in part because it is not pleasant to think about what the world will look like after you are gone, but also because there are so many different ways to accomplish similar estate planning goals. Wills and trusts, for instance, have some overlapping functions, but trusts are much more versatile tools that can be used to ensure that your final wishes are carried out when the time comes.

At the Law Office of Curtis W. Patteson, LLC, I will help you identify your estate planning goals and work with you to formally record your wishes. While a will is essentially an official list of your plans for your assets after death, simply drafting a will does not guarantee that your wishes will be carried out. A trust, in contrast, is a financial instrument that can hold actual funds, so you can be sure that your assets are where you want them to be while you are still in direct control of your estate.

Customize Your Trust For Your Exact Needs

There is a trust for nearly every financial situation. I will help you identify the type of trust that best meets your needs. These include:

  • Living trusts
  • Springing trusts
  • Irrevocable trusts
  • Special needs trusts/Miller trusts

We will work together to tailor the terms of your trust to your exact specifications. You can maintain direct control over a trust for your entire life, or set it aside and rest assured that it will pass to your chosen trustee at the appropriate time.

Trusts are also a useful way to avoid the probate process and maintain privacy, especially if you have real property in multiple states. It is also the most reliable way to disinherit an heir if the need arises.

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Work With A Qualified Anchorage Trusts Lawyer

If you are hoping to create a trust or any other estate planning instrument in Alaska, it's best to work with an attorney who has a thorough knowledge of our state's laws and culture. To learn more about how I can help you, email me or call 888-785-7545 (toll free) or 907-306-9166.