When a family member dies, they usually decide who gets what
assets by leaving a will and a living trust. Without these legal
documents that provide clear direction on how our assets, property,
and money should be distributed (and to whom) after we die, your
estate can be left vulnerable for the courts to decide, which can
take years and drain the estate in the process.
Bob chats with Estate and Trust Attorney Nicholas Van Brunt
about living trusts and what happens to our assets if we don't have
one. He shares some of the scary facts that can occur to your
assets if critical estate planning isn't prepared.
Nicholas J. Van Brunt is a partner in the Business Trial Practice
Group and is the Team Leader of Sheppard Mullin's
Wealth Services Team. Nicholas focuses his practice on resolving
disputes over trusts, estates, conservatorships, and other
fiduciary matters. He is a respected member of the Los Angeles
legal community and is known as a pragmatic and effective litigator
who seeks to achieve favorable results for his clients.