Baby boomers – the first generation tasked with the responsibility of planning for and funding their golden years. This generation, which includes those born between 1946 and 1964, have entered and continue to enter into retirement. As they make this financial transition into retirement, Continue reading
In the event of your untimely death, your beneficiaries are highly dependent on how you planned your estate.
Generally, you have two types of property. First, you have property with a title that says you own it. Second, you have property that has no title — you know you own it because Continue reading
First: No one wants to die.
Second: After we die, we want our assets to go to our loved ones — not to predators of a surviving spouse; creditors of a surviving spouse or children; divorcing in-laws; or judgement liens.
Third: We must take affirmative steps so that our loved ones are Continue reading
Yes! If you own a vacation home, timeshare, investment property, or any other asset outside of the state where you are domiciled you must make sure it’s included in your estate plan. If you fail to include these in your estate plan, or fail to have an estate plan at all, your heirs Continue reading
The idea of implementing an estate plan might be one of the scariest things you have to confront as an adult. But estate planning doesn’t 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 Continue reading
When you think of IRAs, you probably think of retirement. But what happens to your IRA money after you’re gone? The answer depends on how you go about creating your estate plan and selecting beneficiaries, and you might be surprised to find out that your money could end up with the Continue reading
There are several parts to an estate plan, one of them being a living trust. Common factors that prompt someone to create a trust include privacy, tax benefits, avoiding probate, and caring for family members with special needs. Estate planning also lets you dictate how your assets Continue reading
Now is the perfect time to start working on an estate plan—because, as newlyweds, you may not have a list of your accounts, but you’ve effectively just done a working inventory of your possessions—as you’ve figured out how to consolidate two households into one. You’ve already been Continue reading
When a spouse passes away, thinking about “the estate” might be the last thing on your mind. And while it’s necessary to give yourself ample time to process the loss of your partner, it’s also imperative you talk with your estate planning attorney sooner rather than later — or you Continue reading
You’ve worked hard for years, have family members and friends you care about, and have approached a time in your life when “estate planning” sounds like something you should do, but you are not exactly sure why. You may feel that you are not wealthy enough or not old enough to bother Continue reading