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

2020-06-29T22:36:16+00:00

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 that myth that once I have a plan in place, we're all good. Once you complete your estate plan, whether that's a Will or a Trust, you need to revisit it. [...]

Estate Planning Myths Part Four – We’re All Good!2020-06-29T22:36:16+00:00

Estate Planning Myths Part Three – Distributions

2020-06-29T22:36:32+00:00

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 can oversee the distribution of all my assets. And, I would add to that, a trust. You think that you put a will or a trust in place and it's going [...]

Estate Planning Myths Part Three – Distributions2020-06-29T22:36:32+00:00

Estate Planning Myths Part Two – Don’t Wait!

2020-06-29T22:36:42+00:00

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 that estate planning is just to make plans for when you pass away. And the truth is, is as I said in my last blog, more prevalently today we are seeing [...]

Estate Planning Myths Part Two – Don’t Wait!2020-06-29T22:36:42+00:00

Estate Planning Myths | Part One of Four

2020-06-29T22:36:55+00:00

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 money or things to make a trust or an estate plan. And that really is simply not true. Many people get trusts that aren't multimillionaires or billionaires because there are other [...]

Estate Planning Myths | Part One of Four2020-06-29T22:36:55+00:00

Elderly Parents And Driving. When Is It Time For Them To Stop Driving?

2020-06-29T22:22:17+00:00

Elderly Parents And Driving. When Is It Time For Them To Stop Driving? Today I want to talk to you a little bit about when to talk to your parents about them no longer driving. Hi everybody, my name is Miranda Dressler and I'm the associate attorney at the Law Offices of Bridget Mackay in Petaluma, California. And we practice in the area of estate planning and elder law. Some signs that, you know, might be occurring, that might give you a hint that it's time for your parents to stop driving would be. You know, them driving too [...]

Elderly Parents And Driving. When Is It Time For Them To Stop Driving?2020-06-29T22:22:17+00:00

Use Your Estate Plan To Leave The Legacy You Want

2020-06-29T22:37:04+00:00

Use Your Estate Plan To Leave The Legacy You Want Hi everybody my name is Miranda Dressler and I'm the associate attorney with the Law Offices of Bridget Mackay in Petaluma, California. And, we practice in the area of estate planning and elder law. And today, I'm going to talk to you a little bit about leaving a legacy. And what I mean by legacy really is; how are you going to leave things for your kids and your grandkids? How are they going to remember you? The way that, you know traditionally in this country, estate planning has [...]

Use Your Estate Plan To Leave The Legacy You Want2020-06-29T22:37:04+00:00

Estate Planning – GoT Final Take Away

2020-06-29T22:37:11+00:00

Estate Planning – GoT Final Take Away Hi there, Bridget Mackay here with the Law Offices of Bridget Mackay in Petaluma, California. We focus on estate planning and elder law and this is my final episode to go with the final episode of Game of Thrones around how the Game of Thrones series can inform our estate planning. So, any of you who have not seen the last episode or the last season for that matter. This is a spoiler alert so you may want to watch this video later. What struck me about the last episode among many [...]

Estate Planning – GoT Final Take Away2020-06-29T22:37:11+00:00

Ultimate Beneficiary? Lessons Learned From GoT

2020-06-29T22:37:19+00:00

Ultimate Beneficiary? Lessons Learned From GoT Hi there, Bridget Mackay here. I'm an estate planning and other law attorney in Petaluma and I have been doing some video blogs under the theme of Game of Thrones. And I was inspired for these next two blogs by the subject matter in trusts that we deal with quite often or we ask every client when we're doing their trust is, "Who is your ultimate beneficiary?" So, we also call it the nuclear option. If all of your family is gone, where are your assets going? And I thought back to House [...]

Ultimate Beneficiary? Lessons Learned From GoT2020-06-29T22:37:19+00:00

What We Can Learn About Guardianship From GoT?

2020-06-29T22:37:26+00:00

What We Can Learn About Guardianship From GoT? Hi there, Bridget Mackay. Offices of Bridget Mackay, I'm here in Petaluma. I practice in the area of estate planning and elder law and this video blog series is highlighting some lessons we can learn from the Game of Thrones. Today I want to talk about guardianships. And since the Starks are my favorite house, I think they also have a good example there. If you remember, I believe it was in season two, where Catelyn asks Lady Brienne to find her girls and protect them. This is not the best [...]

What We Can Learn About Guardianship From GoT?2020-06-29T22:37:26+00:00

Planning For Beneficiary Gone Bad – Lessons Learned From Got

2020-06-29T22:37:31+00:00

Planning For Beneficiary Gone Bad – Lessons Learned From Got Hi there, Bridget Mackay here. I'm an attorney in Petaluma and I practice in the area of estate planning and elder law. And today my theme is going to be, what happens if you have a beneficiary that goes bad? Along the theme of Game of Thrones, I thought a lot about this. From Season 8 of Game of Thrones where Dani Targaryen just lays waste to King's Landing. There is the adage that every time a Targaryen is born, the gods flip a coin about whether they're going [...]

Planning For Beneficiary Gone Bad – Lessons Learned From Got2020-06-29T22:37:31+00:00