What Is an Estate Plan?

If you have yet to set up to a meeting with an estate planning lawyer, an estate plan might just be a buzzword on your to-do list. But what does it actually mean? How can it work with your elder plan to ensure you’re protected when you’re older? Read on to learn more. An estate… Read More »

How Can an Elder Law Attorney Help You?

Most people might not even realize the multitude of benefits offered by an elder law attorney. Deciding to work with one as a loved one grows older or even as you contemplate your own future can help you guard against risks and gain peace of mind about the road ahead for you and your loved… Read More »

Four Steps to Remember When Putting Together a Will

A will helps to ensure that upon your death your assets will be transferred according to the wishes that you have. In the event that you pass away without a will, your assets will pass down according to the state’s individual laws on intestacy. When putting together a will there are four key things you… Read More »

Wills

Selecting The Right Trustee

In the event that you establish a trust, you will need to also name a trustee. It can be difficult to think about this process because you want someone who will have a relatively good relationship with your beneficiaries, who you also feel confident in passing the responsibilities on to.   Likewise, you need to… Read More »

It Turns Out That an Overwhelming Number of Americans Are Simply Uncomfortable or Unclear About the Estate Planning Process

New research shows that Americans, not surprisingly, are uncomfortable with the prospect of investing, retirement planning and estate planning. A new study of more than 5,000 individuals put forth by the group, Hearts & Wallets, identified that individuals who are late career between the ages of 53 and 64, and people who are likely to… Read More »

Reasons to Have the Estate Planning Talk with Your Loved Ones

Any family conversation about money can be a difficult one, especially when it approaches the subject of mortality and estate planning. Feelings about money and emotions get tied up in conversations about estate planning, bringing forward challenging emotions like fear, lack of confidence, shame, and concerns about dignity.   It can be difficult to discuss… Read More »