Elder Law Essentials: Mistakes to Avoid In Elder Planning

One of the benefits of hiring an attorney to draft your estate plan is that the law is highly nuanced, and only a licensed professional will be able to ensure that you have the most comprehensive plan possible. Oftentimes, however, people opt to draft the Read More …

What You Should Know About Taxes in Estate Planning

Just as they do during life, taxes affect you even after death. When drafting your estate plan, you should know how taxes will affect your assets once they are passed down. Having a properly structured estate plan will ensure a peaceful transfer of assets and Read More …

The Benefits Of Non-Probate Transfers

Probate, a dirty word in estate planning, is the process where a court determines the legitimacy of your will and then decides how to properly distribute your assets based on that determination. This process can last from six months up to a year or even Read More …

Forgot to Place A Property In Your Trust? – When A Pour-Over Will Can Come in Handy

The Use Of A Pour-Over Will One of the most important things you can do to ensure a peaceful transfer of assets after your passing is to draft a proper estate plan. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for grantors of a trust to not always Read More …

Mine and Yours? Transmutation in Estate Planning

While individuals within a marriage may not put much thought into whether a property is legally classified as separate, or community, the distinction between the two can have huge consequences in regards to estate planning, and instances of divorce. Hence, it is important for couples Read More …

3 Key Events That Warrant Another Look At Your Estate Plan

As life goes on, essential milestones come along such as getting married, remarried, having children, or retiring which can warrant changes to your estate plan. It is recommended that your estate planning documents, including last will, Revocable Living Trusts, Power of Attorney, and others be Read More …

Remarried? Here’s How to Avoid Accidentally Disinheriting Your Kids

If you are remarried and hope to have your kids inherit assets from a previous marriage, it is crucial not to overlook the importance of estate planning, and especially not to leave it to the last minute. Parents who plan on getting remarried are often Read More …

Why You Need A Will Regardless of Wealth Status

A will is an essential part of any estate plan. It is a vital legal document that designates the distribution of your assets, after death, to specific people. You can decide who inherits your assets and particular times when they can access them. It is Read More …