Attorney-CPA Joe Cordell and co-host Jill Enders are rejoined by TuckerAllen attorney Teresa Yao to discuss estate planning and elder law mechanisms that you need to have in place, in order to maintain confidence with your future plans.
Teresa emphasizes the importance of having a plan in place and how the COVID-19 pandemic has acted as a reminder of it. She describes how personal the estate planning process can get and how dedicated estate planning and elder law attorneys are at connecting those personal stories with the outlined goals of the desired estate plan.
She emphasizes the importance of having the tough conversations regarding estate plans and who gets appointed to do what function. Teresa cautions against giving the same levels of responsibilities to the same people and how that may be counterproductive to decision-making within an estate plan.
Joe and Teresa explain what an institutional trustee is and how it can function in estate planning. Teresa also explains the ins and outs of probate and how it authenticates a will and allows assets to pass.