Estate Planning with Individual Retirement Accounts

At first glance, the concept of an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) seems simple enough: a structured way to save for your golden years while deferring taxes on your growing nest

Probate: An Executor’s Role and Responsibilities

The passing of someone close to you is a difficult and emotionally draining time. The last thing you likely want to deal with is the business of settling your loved

Set The Stage for Medicaid Eligibility

Incapacity planning is a broad area of law that covers how you are cared for if you become physically or mentally unable to care for yourself.

The Trouble of Joint Tenancy

Although Joint Tenancy offers some short-term conveniences, in the long run it poses a host of problems that can cost you and your loved ones many times the expense and

Trust Administration: Prior Planning Prevents Problems

Trust Administration is the process people often find themselves in unexpectedly, after the death of a spouse or parent who created the trust prior to passing on.

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Probate

Would you like to know the intimate details of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ life? You don’t have to read her story in the tabloids or wait for the latest unauthorized biography.

Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Wills and Living Trusts

Estate planning is an essential part of life and death. In planning for our future and our family’s future, we must take stock of who we are, what our goals

Living Trusts: Calculating the Benefits

Chances are you’ve already heard a lot about the attributes of Living Trusts: avoiding probate and legal quagmires, sometimes lowering estate and/or income taxes and protecting privacy.

Planning It Right the Second Time Around

One thing should be clear by now: we do our families and ourselves a great disservice when we fail to plan for every contingency. That’s why a crucial first step

15 Common Reasons To Do Estate Planning

Find out the most common reasons why it is important to do estate planning such as avoiding probate, protecting your assets and designating someone who will manage your affairs after