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509, 2019

Have You Thought Of This When Your Child Heads Off To College?

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Video Blogging|Tags: , , , , , |

Have You Thought Of This When Your Child Heads Off To College? Hi everybody, my name is Miranda Dressler and I'm an attorney with the law offices of Bridget Mackay in Petaluma, California. Today I'm going to talk to you a little bit about sending kids off to college. So, as the new school year begins a lot of parents are going to be sending their now 18-year-old [...]

2708, 2019

Important Life Events That Should Trigger an Update of Your Estate Plan

By |August 27th, 2019|Categories: Estate Plan|

Important Life Events That Should Trigger an Update of Your Estate Plan The timely creation and updating of estate planning documents is very important, as is the way you go about carrying it out. This is because estate planning is about a whole lot more than simply how your property will be distributed after you die. Estate planning is about dealing with major life events, living well with disabilities, [...]

2408, 2019

Estate Planning Myths Part Four – We’re All Good!

By |August 24th, 2019|Categories: Estate Plan, Video Blogging|Tags: , |

Estate Planning Myths Part Four - We're All Good! Hi there. Bridget Mackay, the Law Offices of Bridget Mackay here in Petaluma, California. We practice in the area of estate planning and elder law. And this is the last in my series of four on the still existing myths about estate planning. And this last one is really important, like all the other three are. And it's basically [...]

2008, 2019

Good Estate Planning Can Prevent Family Disputes and Probate Litigation

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: Estate Plan|

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 the park. Probate litigation is most often the result of a family dispute [...]

1708, 2019

Estate Planning Myths Part Three – Distributions

By |August 17th, 2019|Categories: Estate Plan, Video Blogging|Tags: , |

Estate Planning Myths Part Three – Distributions Hi there. Bridget Mackay of the Law Offices of Bridget Mackay here in Petaluma, California. We practice in the area of estate planning and elder law. In this third series of video blogs on the four lasting myths about estate planning. I want to talk a little bit about the idea or the thought or the myth that is a will [...]

1008, 2019

Estate Planning Myths Part Two – Don’t Wait!

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: Estate Plan, Video Blogging|Tags: , |

Estate Planning Myths Part Two – Don’t Wait! Hi there, Bridget Mackay at the Law Offices of Bridget Mackay in Petaluma, California. We practice in the area of estate planning and elder law. And, in this series of video blogs I'm talking about the four myths of estate planning that seem to be holding on strong in our society. The second myth I want to talk about is [...]

608, 2019

How to Amend or Revoke Your Will

By |August 6th, 2019|Categories: Bridget's Blog|Tags: , |

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 like houses, other real estate, and cars. Another reason to amend your Will is [...]

3007, 2019

Five Important Things To Keep In Mind When Planning For Guardianship Of Your Children

By |July 30th, 2019|Categories: Estate Plan|Tags: , , |

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 be considered.. Here are five very important [...]

2607, 2019

Estate Planning Myths | Part One of Four

By |July 26th, 2019|Categories: Estate Plan, Video Blogging|Tags: , , , |

Estate Planning Myths | Part One of Four Hi there. Bridget Mackay, the Law Offices of Bridget Mackay in Petaluma, California. We practice in the area of estate planning and elder law and these next series of blogs I'm going to do are on sort of the four myths about estate planning. One of the biggest ones I run across is you have to have a lot of [...]

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