The Lawyer Blogs shown below are topical articles written by attorney David L. Crockett on all of the areas of the law that he deals with. Many of these articles are based upon actual and typical situations encountered by Mr. Crockett's clients. New blogs are posted when Mr. Crockett encounters new situations that merit detailed explanations to his clients. There is practical advice and explanations that span the subjects of the probate, trust, real estate and tax laws and court procedures that frequently arise. Because Mr. Crockett is actively advising clients on (i) wills, trusts, taxes and estate planning; (ii) administration of trusts and probate estates; and (iii) litigation about estates and trusts, many of these articles cover and crossover between all three areas of practice. The articles contain information that a person forming a trust, or a trustee or an heir/beneficiary needs to be aware of. The Blogs are organized into topics listed on the left of this page. You can view the posts listed in each topic here.

Reasons for Estate Planning

People engage in estate planning to establish a comprehensive plan to cover what happens to their money and property in the event of disability or death or divorce. Each estate plan is custom tailored to your personal situation. A typical estate plan will:

1. be changeable (revocable);


(Each step of administration can create serious pitfalls and problems if ignored)

     1. Study of the trust documents to determine specific instructions i.e. what to do on death of first or second spouse as the case may be.