What Happens if I Don’t Plan My Estate?

Estate planning is the process that ensures your financial and personal matters are secure should you pass away or no longer have the mental capacity to do things. It’s vital you set up and ratify a will to ensure the fair distribution of assets to your beneficiaries when you’ve died. You also should set up […]

Why You Need a Local Estate Attorney

Hiring an estate planning attorney is the first major step to ensuring you create a viable and agreeable succession plan so your family is well taken care of after you’re gone. While enlisting the services of any estate attorney is helpful, it’s best advised that you hire a local estate attorney to handle your estate, […]

When Should you Revisit Your Estate Plan?

Estate Planning

Estate planning, when done right, ensures your assets are being transferred into trustworthy hands, keeping you from the throngs or probate court. When more hands are put in the picture, however, it’s time to give that plan another look.  Once you’ve experienced a life-changing situation or tax laws have changed, you should revisit estate plan […]

First Steps to Estate Planning

Estate Planning

The first steps to estate planning are sometimes the hardest. For one, it’s hard to think or talk about what will happen when you pass away. That’s understandably tough for you and your family to process. Furthermore, the estate planning process can be extensive, especially if your family and/or financial situation has several layers to […]

The Most Overlooked Estate Planning Details

Writing Will

Estate planning is a very extensive and detailed process that requires a lot of flexibility on the part of the attorney who’s handling your estate, as well as poise from you while working out the best steps for you and your family. This kind of planning also requires extreme focus, something that can be difficult […]

Questions to Ask Your Estate Planning Attorney

Though it’s a hard subject to broach, the issue of estate planning is one that you should approach sooner rather than later. To avoid the messy legal battles involving families when no firm succession plan has been established, hiring an estate planning attorney can help you create a will, establish a durable power of attorney, […]

Qualifications to Look for When Appointing Guardianship

Special Needs Trusts

When you’re appointing guardianship for your children, there are specific qualifications you should look for in the guardians. This will ensure that your children are kept safe, loved, and in a stable home after your passing.  Appointing Guardianship It’s not an easy decision, but since you never know what tomorrow will bring, the sooner you […]

Setting Up Special Needs Trusts for Children

Special Needs Trusts

When you’re in the process of estate planning, it’s normally fairest to divide your assets equally among your children. In some circumstances, however, it’s necessary to allocate a larger portion to one child over the others. This is where special needs trusts come in.  When Do You Need to Give One Child More Than The […]

Common Mistakes When Choosing a Guardian for Your Children

Choosing a Guardian

When you’re in the process of estate planning, your children’s well-being should be your top priority. That’s why it’s vital to appoint a guardian who can care for your children after you pass. When you’re choosing a guardian for your children, be sure to avoid these common mistakes. Choosing a Guardian Your main duty as […]

Estate Planning: Discussing Inheritance with Your Children

Estate Planning

An important step in estate planning is discussing inheritance with your children. Inheritance can feel daunting to talk about it with your kids. How will you bring it up to them? What will you say?  In this guide, we’ll take a look at the best ways to go about discussing inheritance with your children.  How […]