Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about a probate, guardianship, estate or trust matter?  The Law Offices of Glenn M. Karisch maintains these frequently asked questions (FAQs) about topics of interest for consumers.  Click on a question or topic for more information:

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Estate Planning Questions and Topics

Do I need a will?
Is a living trust a good idea?
I'm getting ready to go to a lawyer for estate planning.  What should I do to prepare?
My child has special needs.  How can I plan my affairs to assure my child's needs are met?
Someone told me I should set up a family limited partnership.  How does that work?

I am getting divorced.  Is there anything I need to do regarding my estate plan?
I want to help my child or grandchild go to college.  What can I do to make sure that funds are available when the time comes?

Guardianship/Incapacitated Persons Questions and Topics

What is a guardianship and how do they work?
I was told I need a guardianship for my loved one.  Are there any alternatives?
Someone is taking advantage of my elderly relative.  What can I do?
My child has special needs.  How can I plan my affairs to assure my child's needs are met?

Probate Questions and Topics

My loved one just died.  What should I do?
I was just named independent executor in someone's will.  What do I need to know?
I am the beneficiary of an estate, and I want to find out what is going on.  What can I do?

Trust Questions and Topics

I am a beneficiary of a trust, and I am not happy with the trustee.  What can I do?
Is a living trust a good idea?

None of the Above?

Didn't find an answer to your question from the above list?  Click here to email the Law Offices of Glenn M. Karisch with your question.  Because of the volume of questions we receive, we cannot give a personal response to each question, but we might be able to answer it, and we'll put it on the lists of questions to consider adding to the above FAQ list.

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