Good Estate Planning Can Prevent Family Disputes and Probate Litigation
Probate litigation is normally the culmination of things that have gone wrong with estate planning. No matter how costly an estate plan is, probate litigation makes estate planning look inexpensive. The truth is, when compared with the unpleasantries of probate litigation, estate planning feels like a walk in [...]
How to Amend or Revoke Your Will
As the circumstances in your life change, you may also want or need to amend your Will, especially if your family has gained members by way of children being born, changed family members such as by marriage or divorce, or bought or sold a considerable amount of property [...]
Five Important Things To Keep In Mind When Planning For Guardianship Of Your Children
No parent wants to imagine a day when they will no longer be able to care for their minor children. Even when they do consider the possibility of this happening, they often have common misconceptions about how the process of establishing a guardianship works and what things should [...]
Six Estate Planning Tips For New Parents
There are a million ways your life changes when you have a child, and one of the things you must think about now is planning your estate. Here are some of the key issues to consider. Make a Will and Appoint a Guardian Probably your most important concern [...]
Keeping the Peace Among Your Heirs
Nobody wants their death to generate unseemly squabbling about their estate among their heirs. With a little forethought, you can greatly reduce that possibility. Here are a few pointers. Pull No Surprises You know those movies where all the heirs are gathered around a large oval table waiting [...]
Be Transparent with Your Children About Your Estate Plan
52% of adult children don’t know where their parents keep their estate documents, and 58% don’t know the contents. Parents’ mortality is an uncomfortable topic, but avoiding it can mean children do not know Where to find important financial documents How to pick up the reins of a [...]
Be Like Karl Lagerfeld: Protect Your Pets When You Die
The fashion world mourned when Karl Lagerfeld passed away in February, but after they had come to terms with Mr. Lagerfeld’s passing, many breathlessly asked, “What will happen to Choupette?” Choupette was Mr. Lagerfeld’s Birman cat, and a celebrity in her own right. She was Lagerfeld’s muse, inspiring [...]
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