Planning your estate? Be careful!

Planning your estate? Watch for these shady practices

There’s a lot to watch out for when you’re planning your estate.

Bad advice. High fees. Trust mills.

“Death brings out the worst in people,” says Francine Kent, an estate appraiser from Sarasota, Fla.

Unscrupulous advisors prey on the elderly and their heirs with questionable legal advice, unnecessary bills, and the ever-present living trust come-ons.