End-of-Life Care: Living Will vs Do-Not-Resuscitate Order

Living Will vs Do-Not-Resuscitate Order It’s no secret that life is unpredictable. As unpleasant as it may sound, one day you can be enjoying your retirement days with your grandchildren, and the next you find yourself struck with an illness with the possibility of even Read More …

How Simultaneous Deaths Are Dealt With in Estate Planning

When drafting your will, the assumption is normally that your assets will be distributed to your loved ones after your death. However, accidents and multi-victim crimes can claim several lives at once; whatever the circumstances are of these tragic deaths, they can present serious estate planning complications unless precautions are taken ahead of time. Take a look at this recent article to learn about how close-together or simultaneous deaths are dealt with in estate planning. Read More …

Long-Term Planning: Irrevocable Funeral Trusts

Being alive is not cheap, neither is dying. Funerals can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars, which oftentimes isn’t an amount that’s laying around in the average person’s bank account. That being the case, planning for death with a legal tool known as Read More …

5 Things You Need to Know About Revocable Living Trusts

Without a legal background, the world of estate planning can certainly seem complicated. While some people may understand the concept of a will, estate planning encompasses a variety of legal documents that each play a different role in making sure your assets are properly distributed Read More …

Estate Basics: Funding Your Living Trust

The biggest benefit of a living trust is that unlike many assets that are typically held in a will, the assets in a revocable living trust do not have to be probated. Oftentimes this will save the family or loved ones of the grantor considerable Read More …

How to Protect Yourself From Scammers

There is no understating how careful you must be with where you deposit your personal information. Now more than ever, hackers around the world spend day and night figuring out ways to steal your identity and personal information, and use it for none other than Read More …

The Risks of Court-Appointed Guardianship

When you become incapacitated, you have someone else that makes your decisions for you. If you have done your estate planning you have chosen this person in your living will and have given them Power of Attorney (POA). If you have not done estate planning, Read More …

What Happens to My Debts When I Die?

At one point in everyone’s life, they will procure some type of debt. Debt is a deferred payment – sometimes in a series of installments – from one party to another. Your debt may be a small amount from your credit card purchases or a Read More …

Estate Planning Tips for The Newly Divorced

Getting married can be one of the happiest days of some people’s lives. Unfortunately, human nature is not perfect, and some relationships, as many other things in life, do not work out. Divorce can certainly be an emotionally difficult time. That being said, after a Read More …

5 Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families

Every family is unique and comes with their own unique circumstances. When it comes to estate planning, one should keep in mind how their particular circumstances will affect how they’d like their assets to be distributed upon their death. Those who have remarried have various Read More …