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Trusts - what are they and how do they work? Califorina Edition.

My adult brother has no income save my parents' monthly stipend. He is unable/unwilling to work. When they pass away, if he receives half their estate (which is not super large), he is likely to spend it all at once and then be without income or means of support. I am asking my parents to change their will to give my brother support for the longest time, so that he is not disabled and homeless on the streets as an older man, and so that I can minimize the impact on my own finances. What kinds of trusts or other legal mechanisms exist to help with the long term financial stability of a legally "competent" but life-skills-wise not competent adult? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 3, 2015 - 12 answers

One of these citizenships is not like the other...

My friend, a dual Canadian/American citizen living in the UK, is discussing the terms of a trust with her (US) father. By the time she inherits, she may have given up US citizenship. Does this need to be mentioned so they can account for it now? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jan 3, 2013 - 15 answers

How do wills work?

What is the standard way that divorced parents with new partners (who also have children) organise their wills? [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Dec 28, 2011 - 5 answers

"We're giving it all to them, but don't worry, they have your best interests at heart!"

My aged parents are planning to cash in all their stocks and put them into an account in my two brothers' names to reduce the amount of money payable in fees to the government upon their demise. They have told me, more or less, not to worry, and not to doubt the good intentions of my siblings. How to respond to this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2011 - 30 answers

Where's Waldo?

Waldo is named as an inheritor in Billy's will. But no one has any contact information for Waldo. What happens? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on Mar 1, 2010 - 12 answers

Disinherit me, please!

What steps do I have to take to ensure I do not inherit anything from my family's estate, even if I'm included in the will? [more inside]
posted by medea42 on Jul 1, 2009 - 17 answers

What to do when a parent squanders inheritance designated for both of you?

Inheritance question: what can you do when a parent backs away from a signed agreement to distribute funds? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2007 - 32 answers

How can I get the money?

British Inheritance Tax question: help me foil a dying man's wishes. [more inside]
posted by greytape on Sep 24, 2006 - 8 answers

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