Trusts: Top 10 Things You Need Know About Advanced Trusts (1 hr) (LA)

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Creating a Trust for your client is fraught with potential pitfalls.  If you haven’t done it yet, or want to delve deeper into what you need to know and do for your clients, this program is for you.

Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate practitioner, you know that there are a lot of complications serving your clients in this area and when something goes wrong, it can go really, really wrong – for them and for you.

This program takes you through the Top 10 things you must know about creating and funding a trust to ensure you create the best trust for your client and they are protected and covered.

Roughly one hour, in this critical CLE, top Trusts and Estates planner Kyle Neal talks about the Top 10 things you need to know about advanced Trusts. This was taken from 2013 seminar, Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts and Probate: Top 10 Things Estate Planners Need to Know.

This program was recorded in 2013.

What You Will Learn

Top 10 Things Planners Need to Know About Litigation

  • Awareness of context and expectations
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Capacity concerns
  • Administrative cost/complexity
  • Amending versus amending and restating
  • Failure to comply with instrument or code
    • Trustee notice requirements
    • Fiduciary duties
  • Failure to communicate during administration process
  • Spendthrift clauses
  • Waivers and exoneration
  • Stale trusts (when trust doesn’t get funded)


Kyle Neal, Esq.

Schwartz & Shapiro LLP

Kyle R. Neal has been practicing in the estate planning area for almost two decades.  A 1988 graduate of Boston College Law School and a graduate of Wellesley College, she made the choice to change from corporate law to estate planning law after several years, because people are far more interesting than corporations.

She is of counsel at Schwartz and Shapiro. 

Although Kyle has lived on the West Coast since 1988, she still considers Boston home and she is raising her children Red Sox.


Audio Course and Materials Package – CD or Download: $99 (Reg. $129)

CD: plus $7.50 shipping and, in CA, sales tax.

CLE Credit

CA General:  This program is approved for 1.0 CPE credit in California.

This program is approved for 1.0 hour of legal specialist educational credit in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law in California.


This program is approved for CLE in the states listed above.  Upon request, Pincus Pro Ed will provide any information an attorney needs to support their application for CLE approval in other states other than what is listed above.


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$129.00 $99.00 each

Creating a Trust for your client is fraught with potential pitfalls.  If you haven’t done it yet, or want to delve deeper into what you need to know and do for your clients, this program is for you.

Recorded in 2013.