When irrevocable is not what it seems

When we die, our Last Will and Testament, trust agreement or other writings are forever cast in stone, right? Well, the answer is, not always. More and more, courts are approving the amendment or alteration of a person’s estate plan — after they are dead — and this evolving trend has some legal and financial professionals concerned. Historically, people have left their written “last wishes” by way of a will, trust agreement or other writing and, after their death, family, friends or trusted advisers use the directions in these documents to distribute the decedent’s estate. If a document is […]