Estate Planning Articles
Some of these articles have been written by our law firm and other articles are written by the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and compliments of our law firm. Any feedback or questions about the articles can be addressed by contacting our office.
DOMA’s Impact on Estate Planning for LGBTQ Couples
Many in the LGBTQ community and nationwide are celebrating the Supreme Court’s rulings in U.S. v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry. What questions do these rulings raise, and how will they affect your estate plan?
How to Avoid an Estate Planning Scam
Did you know that estate planning scams are becoming more and more common? Here are three tips for making sure you are never a victim.
Which Costs More: Probate or Trust Administration?
A Living Trust can help you avoid probate, but does it really save you money? Let’s compare the cost of administering a Trust with the cost of probating a Will.
Common Estate Planning Terms You’ll Want To Know
Most people won’t be familiar with legal terminology if it’s their first time considering a visit to an estate planning attorney. Before a consultation, review this short list of common estate planning terms to help you prepare and feel more comfortable as you begin to create your plan.
Loaning Family Money – What You Need To Know
Loaning Family Money – What You Need To Know Loaning Family Money – What You Need To Know Written By: The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys People lend money to family members for a variety of reasons.
How Life Insurance Can Fund Your Charitable Legacy
One method for making sure you leave a lasting charitable legacy is to let a life insurance policy do the work for you. Here’s how.
This New Year, Resolve to Plan Your Estate
What are your New Year’s resolutions this year? Ever thought about adding estate planning to the list? You should; and here’s how to do it.
Next Generation Planning for Your Family Business
Many business owners spend so much time working in the business on day-to-day tasks that they forget to ask one essential question: “What will happen to my business after I’m gone?” Most family-owned businesses fail to outlive their owners. Learn how you can help your business survive you.
Proper Planning Protects Your Vacation Home
Your vacation home is a source of countless cherished family memories, and you may want to keep the property in the family, for your children and grandchildren to enjoy even after you’re gone. However, without proper planning, your vacation home can become a source of conflict for your loved ones. Learn how good planning can protect your vacation home for future generations.
Fair Does Not Always Mean Equal
It’s something you figure out early in your role as a parent: treating your children fairly does not always mean treating them exactly equally. The fair vs. equal dilemma extends far beyond the days of mediating sibling squabbles and enforcing bedtimes. Sometimes in estate planning, as in parenting, fair does not necessarily mean equal.