Top Three Advantages of a Living Trust

Top Three Advantages of a Living Trust We cannot avoid death, but we CAN plan for it.  That said, only 60% of Americans have made a will or living trust to help those they leave behind. When it is time to complete your estate planning, give strong consideration to creating a living trust.  A living trust provides for distribution of your assets according to your instructions. But what other reasons are Read More

Celebrate Your Military Family, Improve Your Military Will

There’s an old military adage that says, “No good plan survives engagement.”  While this quote's timelessness must lend credit to its applicability in battle, it transcends its martial roots and applies equally as well to law.  Especially Estate Law.  Take for instance the idea of a Last Will and Testament.  A Will is probably the most well known and well-understood items in an estate plan.  The purpose of the Will Read More

Estate Planning: A Key Baby Boomer Family Value!

  If you were born between 1946 and 1955, you are considered to be a "Baby Boomer." If you are a Baby Boomer do not already have an estate plan established, you need one for your own sake and for your family's. So, what is an estate plan and why is it important? In this article, we are going to discuss the basic components of a good estate plan, and why it is important for you and your family to have Read More

What to Expect From (and How to Prepare For) an Initial Estate Planning Meeting With Your Personal Family Lawyer®

  Whether you’ve met with an estate planning attorney before or it’s your first time, it’s important to understand how working with a Personal Family Lawyer® is different than meeting with a traditional lawyer. This article will explain what’s involved with such a consultation, and it may even inspire you to meet with us to get your estate planning started or updated. If you do decide to meet with us, I’ll Read More

How Becoming Incapacitated Can Affect Your Family

  If you should become incapacitated at some point in your life, you can bet it will be both very scary and stressful for you and your family. Becoming incapacitated and unable to take care of your affairs, does not mean that you do not have a plan or say in your care and finances though. There are steps you can take today to ensure that you and your family are both taken care of should you or your spouse Read More

How to Find a Living Trust Attorney Near Me

You have made the first step and have decided to set up a living trust.  Now, you need an attorney to help you.  You may be asking yourself, “where do I find a living trust attorney near me?” If you are in need of a local living trust attorney near you, here are some suggestions to help...   Simply Search Google for: "Living Trust Attorney Near Me" If you like to use search engines and find info on the Read More

Four Benefits of Printing Out Your Guardianship Plan on Good Ol’ Paper

In today’s society, most things are done on the computer and saved to a hard drive.  Important documents are very rarely printed out and filed in a file cabinet or folder.  However, there are benefits to printing out legal documents including your guardianship plan. Here are four benefits of printing out your guardianship plan on good ol’ paper.   Accessibility Most people have passwords on their computers.  Read More

What if I Become Incapacitated? Who Will Take Care of My Family?

  Not being able to take care of your family or yourself can be a scary thought.  Who will make all the important decisions about your finances, health, and important decisions about your family? There are some estate planning documents that will allow you to name someone to take care of you and your family.  Let's take a look at what they are.   Advance Health Care Directive An advance health care Read More

Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund

  Today’s parents are all too familiar with the budget-busting cost of funding a child’s college education. It can be challenging enough to put aside sufficient savings for a single child’s education, but for multiple kids, the price tag can make donating a kidney for extra cash seem downright reasonable! In fact, a survey by The College Board found that the “moderate” cost for all expenses (tuition, fees, Read More

What do I Need to Know About Tenancy by the Entirety?

  Estate planning is a very important part of life that many people do not think about until they are retirement age or older. In some cases, that can be too late.   Setting up an estate plan when you first get married is a significant step toward planning for your future.   Ownership of your property after you die is one of the most substantial parts of estate planning. Who will your real estate Read More