June 12, 2018

Estate Plans for College Students and Other Young Adults

Whether your child is just turning the corner on their senior year of high school or they’re already in the midst of their undergraduate studies, their 18th birthday undoubtedly marks the transition to adulthood when it comes to their legal affairs. This can impact you as their parent in a few distinct ways.
May 3, 2018

Small Business Owner? Know What Can Happen to Your Business If You Become Incapacitated or Pass Away

reparing your company for your incapacity or death is vital to the survival of the enterprise. Otherwise, your business will be disrupted, harming your customers, employees, vendors, and ultimately, your family. For this reason, proactive financial planning -- including your business and your estate plan -- is key.
March 27, 2018

Planning for Pets

Planning for an animal is actually very similar to planning for a minor child. However, in most cases children grow up to be independent adults who can take care of themselves. That is not the case with animals, which is why planning is so critical.
February 21, 2018

Choosing the Proper Successor Trustee

When you create a living trust, you usually need to choose who to name as your successor trustee. It is crucial that this decision is not taken lightly and that the right person is selected for the job.
February 1, 2018

Why Your Estate Planner Needs to Know If You’ve Lent Money to Family

Let's talk about money - or the loaning of money. Many children and grandchildren are skipping the traditional bank and obtaining loans from parents or grandparents. Unfortunately, we have all heard stories of families torn apart because of disagreements over money. So, what can you do to make sure your intra-family loans help — rather than hurt — your family?
January 8, 2018

Organizing for Tax (and Estate Planning) Season

It’s the start of a new year, which means tax season—and this year’s April 17th IRS filing deadline—is just around the corner. Soon you’ll be receiving tax forms such as your W-2 or 1099s, and you’ll start thinking about the life events that could affect your taxes in various ways.
January 2, 2018

What to Expect from Estate Planning in 2018

Hello everyone and a happy 2018 to you! I hope you enjoyed the holiday season and this new year is off to a terrific start for you and your loved ones, thus far. I would like to consider a few items to watch regarding estate planning for 2018, so you and your family can be completely protected.
December 9, 2017

How to Share Family History and Heirlooms with Your Estate Plan

The best time to share your family history with loved ones is right now, before the memories are forgotten. The coming holiday season is a great opportunity to reminisce because you’ll probably have your loved ones nearby.
December 5, 2017

Estate Planning Isn’t Spooky! But not planning can be downright terrifying

The idea of implementing an estate plan might be one of the scariest things you have to confront as an adult. But estate planning does not have to make chills run down your spine. On the contrary, estate planning is empowering for both you and your family and allows you to live confidently knowing that things will be taken care of in the event of your passing or incapacity. Remember, estate planning is not just for the ultra-rich. If you own anything or have young children, you should have an estate plan.
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