Tracy Craig

Tracy Craig

Estate planning attorney Tracy Craig is partner at Mirick O'Connell and chairwoman of the firmís trusts and estates group.

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Avoiding probate can take time and energy, so it's important that advisors analyze whether it's worth it for their clients.
Blended families present a variety of challenges in estate planning. Here are some important considerations.
While gifting can have important benefits, not every client will be in favor of it, no matter how many good reasons exist.
Once the ink on the marriage license is dry, couples should make a series of moves to protect both themselves and their finances.
The beginning of the year is a great time to handle many estate planning tasks. Use this to-do list with clients to give their plans a review and update.
Here are the key pieces of paperwork that can help jumpstart estate planning for your younger clients -- or for your clients' adult children.
Failure to set up a clear plan may result in children owning the home as tenants-in-common, in equal shares -- typically a recipe for disaster.
These instruments can be very powerful estate planning tools. Here are five situations in which a revocable trust might be helpful for clients.
Because a trustee will have control over assets, choosing the wrong trustee can thwart a client's best laid plans.
A pet trust can dictate the type of care a pet will receive after its owner is gone and supply funds for that care.
Many states have updated their trust laws, providing simpler techniques to help trustees deal with the challenges of irrevocable trusts.
A smoother prenup process can ease clients' embarrassment and protect their financial well-being.
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