Bankrate, a leading consumer financial news and information resource, recently interviewed Patrick Stanley, a member of Comitz Beethe's Estate Planning and Litigation practice for an article entitled "5 Critical Questions Before Leaving an Inheritance." Among the topics the article discusses are the importance of evaluating how much of an inheritance you will be able to leave, methods available for providing the inheritance, such as the creation of trusts, the use of life insurance and lifetime gifts to future beneficiaries, as well as the potential consequences of these methods.