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“Attorney Quinn, I have a question: My mother passed leaving a couple of credit card balances along with a car loan. I have been making payments toward each bill out of my own money. Should I continue making those payments or should I just pay them all off?”
As an estate planning/wills and trusts attorney, I have the privilege of talking with many families and individuals of many different walks of life. Over time, I have observed that while there is not a category or classification of individuals or families that can justify avoiding estate planning (every adult needs at least a will and powers of attorney), there are some classifications of individuals and families that are in urgent need of estate planning.… Read more
ARE YOU LIABLE?
As an estate planning attorney, it is common for me to engage in discussions with potential clients involving property ownership and how such property will be distributed to future generations or charities.
HOW IS YOUR PROPERTY OWNED?
While engaged in these conversations, it is always important to consider how such property is currently owned.… Read more
Failing to plan is often another way of planning to fail.
In other words, we all have an estate plan in place…in one way or another. Either you have planned the care for your children and assets according to your interests, or you have left it up to someone else.… Read more
Misconception: -n. A false or mistaken view, opinion or attitude.
Estate planning is one area of law that has been the subject of many mistaken views, opinions and attitudes. This article serves as an opportunity to correct some of those false ideas offered when estate planning is discussed.… Read more