Five Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid From time to time, it’s good to review why having a complete, up-to-date estate plan is so important. In addition to confirming our own actions, it can provide us with valuable information to pass along to friends and family who, for whatever reasons, have yet to act. So,
When Is Bankruptcy the Right Choice?
No one wants to file bankruptcy. Often circumstances are beyond your control: divorce, death of a spouse, loss of job, serious health issues and resulting mountain of medical debt. Bankruptcy may be a solution you should consider if you are unable to pay your bills. Determining whether to file bankruptcy is a tough, complex decision.
Why Comprehensive Estate Planning is Critical When Leaving Assets to Minor Children
Every parent wants to make sure their children are provided for in the event something happens to them while the children are still minors. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives often want to leave some of their assets to young children, too. But good intentions and poor planning often have unintended results. For example, many
Estate Planning After Divorce
One area that is often overlooked in the divorce process is the need to update estate planning. Most people would agree that their ex-spouse is the last person they want to inherit their assets when they die—or to have that person make life and death decisions for them. But that is exactly what can happen
Who Needs an Estate Plan?
Who Needs an Estate Plan? If you’re reading this, you need an estate plan. Why? The short answer is-Everyone, age 18 and older needs an estate plan. It doesn’t matter if you are old or young, if you have built up considerable wealth or if you are just entering adulthood —you need a written plan
Estate Planning for Young Families
Estate Planning Is an Essential Family Need for All Parents by Dana R. Wine, Esquire You are young, healthy, and enjoying life with your children. Why would you need to think about estate planning? The most common reasons people do not create an Estate Plan is that they feel they do not have enough wealth
Common Pitfalls of Online and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Estate Planning
With the number of online and do-it-yourself (DIY) legal providers continuing to grow, some individuals may be wondering if they could do their estate planning themselves. The advertising is seductive: attorneys use similar forms, the cost is significantly less than hiring an attorney, and many of these websites and kits are created by attorneys. In