Wills, Trusts & Estates Law

Trusts & Estates law is about how a person’s estate and money is distributed after death.  The estate includes a wide range of objects.  It can include property, cars, boats, art and personal items.  The person doesn’t have to be wealthy to have preparations made in the event of their death.  Trusts & estates case briefs include topics including contested trusts and will.

A trust is an arrangement that has someone’s estate to be held by another entity, like a bank.  This money or property is held for beneficiary.  This can be a family member, friend, or group of people.  This type of law is also important in reducing the taxes of the beneficiaries when they receive the estate.  Since many people die without a will, you will find case briefs about family members arguing over who receives what part of the estate.