What Does Estate Plan Include?
A will is first. In essence, a will spells out who will get your stuff, in what proportions they will get it and in some instances at least, upon what conditions.
Why Not Have a Will?
Out of sight, out of mind isn’t just an everyday adage—it’s one of the reasons why people 50 and over fail to write a will, update a previous one, or make other estate planning decisions.
What Estate Planning Documents Should Everyone Have?
This is a great time to get organized with estate planning—it will make things a lot easier for yourself and your loved ones.
Should Young Adults have a Will?
Millennials are finally embracing one of the cornerstones of adulthood, by writing their wills.
Is It Necessary to have a Medical Power of Attorney?
Selecting medical powers of attorney is an important step that aging parents should take to ensure they get the care they wan,t if they are unable to advocate for themselves.
Is It Ever Too Late for a Family Meeting to Discuss Money?
Even those who have saved and invested well may not be sharing their financial information with a spouse or loved one. It’s time to do that now.
How to Approach Parents about Estate Planning
If you have a parent over the age of, say, 65, thoughts about their future may have started to creep into your mind. However, because end-of-life planning can be emotional and overwhelming, it’s tempting to put these conversations off—and even more pleasing to avoid them altogether.
What Estate Planning Does My Child Need at 18?
Picture this…your child is in the hospital, but the on-call doctor won’t talk to you let alone allow you to weigh in on medical decisions. While hospitalized, your child’s bills are going unpaid because you can’t access their accounts—potentially wreaking havoc on their financial credit. Why? Because they’re over the age of 18.
Is There More to Estate Planning Than Writing My Will?
One reason for having a will is to make sure your wishes are carried out. If you die “intestate” (without a will), your assets will be distributed by state law, not by your desires.
Do College Kids Need Estate Planning?
As a legal adult after attaining the age of 18, your child should have in place several legal documents that will allow you to provide support and obtain information, if something unexpected happens to your child.