Four Reasons Why Estate Planning Isn’t Just for the Top 1 Percent
There is a common misconception that estate plans are only for the ultra-rich – the top 1 percent, 10%, 20%, or some other arbitrary determination of “enough” money. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. People at all income and wealth levels can benefit from a comprehensive estate plan. Sadly, many have not sat down to put their legal house in order.
Do I really need an Estate Plan?
Virtually everyone who owns property could benefit from estate planning. Plus, estate planning covers more than just property. It’s also about ensuring someone you trust can make critical medical and financial decisions for you if you’re unable to do so due to incapacity.
How Your Trust Can Help a Loved One Who Struggles with Addiction
Whether the addiction is alcoholism, drug abuse, or behavioral like gambling, we all want our loved ones to be safe and experience a successful recovery. A properly created estate plan can help.
Which life events require an immediate estate plan update?
Since your family’s needs and circumstances are constantly changing, so too must your estate plan. Your plan must be updated when certain life changes occur. These include, but are not limited to: marriage, the birth or adoption of a new family member, divorce, the death of a loved one, a significant change in assets, and a move to a new state or country.
How to Build Freedom From Court Interference Into Your Life Planning
Deciding on a Power of Attorney and having a fully funded Revocable Living Trust are just two of the many steps we can take together to keep your affairs free from court interference at incapacity and at death. With a solid estate plan prepared by a Trusted Advisor you can take comfort knowing that everything you’ve worked so hard to build and maintain will be passed along to only the people who matter most.
Not Just Death and Taxes: 4 Essential Legal Documents You Need for Incapacity Planning
Comprehensive estate planning is more than your legacy after death, avoiding probate, and saving on taxes, it must contain incapacity planning. A proper estate plan includes a plan in place to manage your affairs if you become incapacitated during your life and can no longer make decisions for yourself. What happens without an incapacity plan?
Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid
From time to time, it’s good to review why having a complete, up-to-date estate plan is so important. In addition to confirming our own actions, it can provide us with valuable information to pass along to friends and family who need estate planning. Here we discuss two common mistakes: Not having a plan. Every state
Common Estate Planning Myths . . . Debunked
Estate planning. You’ve heard the phrase, but do you know what it is? You probably have it on your list of things you should do, but you may not think it’s a priority. . . perhaps because of some of the following common estate planning myths and misconceptions. Myth #1 – Estate planning is only
Top 10 Reasons for Estate Planning
Top 10 Reasons to complete your Estate Planning NOW
8 Estate Planning Things to Do before you Travel
Before any trip, most of us create a “to-do list” of things we have put off and want to take care of before we leave. Here is a checklist of estate planning things to do before you take your next trip. Taking care of these will help you travel with peace of mind, knowing that if you don’t return due to serious illness or death, you have made things much easier for those you love.