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Harper Lee's estate sued by production company

Far too many people in White Plains may view the job of helping to administer an estate as being limited to ensuring that assets are directed to designated beneficiaries. While that may be all that is required of an executor or personal representative in some cases, other times whoever is tasked with fulfilling that role may be called upon again and again to represent the estate's interest. This is especially true for estates that count artistic or intellectual properties amongst their assets. Third parties may seek permission to utilize such assets in the future, and it is the job of the estate executor to ensure that any use is in accordance with the desires conveyed by an estate's testator. 

Why is estate planning a critical part of your future?

When you have time to think about your future and your desires if you were to pass away today, chances are you have some specific requirements for how you would like things to be handled by remaining family members. While planning your estate in New York may seem trivial if you are young and thriving, the earlier you begin to make arrangements, the more confident and prepared you can be as you age. 

Trusts and beneficiary debts

If you are creating an estate plan so that your loved ones will receive the support they need, you may feel overwhelmed by your options. It is extremely important to set up a plan that will work out best for those you love and be aware of the advantages of each option. If you decide to set up a trust, your loved ones may enjoy a number of benefits in the future. Not only can trusts be helpful when it comes to avoiding probate, but they may be a good option for beneficiaries who are struggling with debts.

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