Turning eighteen in the United States usually equates to being “grown’ish”. Oftentimes, 18 means your child is leaving the nest for the first time — and hopefully for the last time, right? This includes going to college, joining the military or moving to a major city in order to make their dreams a reality.… Read more
It can be one of the most stressful decisions you’ll make as a parent, planning the estate for children with special needs. You sacrifice time and finances, sometimes having to forego employment responsibilities, in order to ensure proper care for your younger loved ones.… Read more
If you are thinking about who would be the best, ideal person to serve as guardian for your child, stop. Please know that there is nobody with parenting skills like you; you know your child better than anyone! No matter how wealthy your cousin is, or how educated your sister is, there will never be another parent like you.… Read more
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
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