The Importance Of Communication In Estate Planning

You're doing your estate planning, deciding how you're going to pass your assets on to your children. You're picking roles for them, such as naming one the executor of the estate, and deciding what you think is best for their lives moving forward. It may seem obvious to you that you need to talk to [...]

2018-05-30T06:00:04-05:00May 30th, 2018|

Is It Time To Discuss Powers Of Attorney With Your Parents?

Maybe this is your aging parents' situation: for all of their married life, your father has taken care of their financial affairs, from managing investments to paying the household bills. But your dad now has some minor health problems, and little warning bells have gone off in your mind. What would happen if he were [...]

2018-05-30T05:59:24-05:00May 30th, 2018|

Questions To Ask Before Establishing Guardianship Of A Child With Special Needs

If you have a child with special needs, you have undoubtedly grappled with concerns about his or her future. Depending on the circumstances, you may need to determine whether your child will require a guardian after he or she turns 18 years of age. In most cases, people living with disabilities are still perfectly capable of handling [...]

2018-05-30T05:57:32-05:00May 30th, 2018|

Three Legal Documents Everyone Needs

While doing your long-term care planning and medical planning, it's important to know exactly what documents you can use to reinforce your wishes. You must do more than just tell family members what you want. To really be prepared, get it in writing. Below are three different documents you can use. 1. A health care [...]

2018-05-30T05:56:49-05:00May 30th, 2018|

Does A Beneficiary Override A Will?

When doing your estate planning, it's important to know what documents are going to take precedence. This helps you understand how assets will be distributed and what updates you need to make if you want to alter that distribution for any reason. For instance, maybe you started an IRA or a 401(k) about 20 years [...]

2018-05-30T05:51:28-05:00May 30th, 2018|