A: No. Here’s why: If something happens to you, your life insurance proceeds won’t pay out until they are 18 years old. This is not why you got life insurance and not what you want! The solution? Name your living trust as the beneficiary on your life policy instead! A living trust gives you control from the grave: you dictate how much money your kids receive and when they receive it.
Q: Should I list my minor kids as the beneficiaries on my life insurance policy?
- Q: Is it ever possible for someone without a trust to own real estate in California and AVOID probate given the high values of real estate?
- Q: If I only want 2 of my 3 children to inherit my home, would it be advisable to use a revocable transfer on death deed?
- Q: What’s the best way to ensure your estate doesn’t gobble up time and money in probate?
- Q: I only want one of my three children to inherit my house when I die. What do I need to do?
- Q: My late father owned a duplex as a joint tenant with his sister when he died. We also found his will, which stated he left all of his assets to me and my sister. Who will end up owning the duplex?