Family Squabbles Can Hurt Elderly Parents

When an elderly parent is approaching the end of life, the ability of the family to come together and agree on treatment and care is vital to ease the parent's suffering. The last thing that most end of life patients want to deal with, is a family feud over the patient’s medical treatment and care. [...]

2016-12-28T01:51:36+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Family Feuds|0 Comments

Attorney-Client Privilege Is not Absolute

When you go to an estate planning attorney you expect that what you tell the attorney will be protected by attorney-client privilege. However, that might not always be the case. Attorney-client privilege is one of the most important legal doctrines in the U.S. It allows people to be open and honest with their attorneys without [...]

2016-12-28T01:49:26+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Assests|0 Comments

Why People Put off Estate Planning

Roughly half of Americans will pass away without estate plans even if they know they should have one. Why do people not make plans they know they should make? You have heard time and time again that if you do not have an estate plan, then you do not get to decide what happens to [...]

2016-12-28T01:48:26+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Preparing for Consult|0 Comments

Being Prepared for Death

You are going to die, so it is important to be prepared for it. However, do not be taken in by some common estate planning myths. At some point in the future, you will pass away. That is an undeniable fact. You might think that if you live long enough medical science will advance to [...]

2016-12-28T01:26:44+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Preventing Estate Challenges|0 Comments

Overlooked Estate Planning Concerns

When people are planning for their estates there are a few often important items that they tend to overlook. Planning for an estate can be complicated. You need to take stock of all of your assets, figure out what should be done with them, and talk to an estate planning attorney to discuss the best [...]

2016-12-28T01:25:36+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Preparing for Consult|0 Comments

When to Discuss Your Estate Plan

It is important to discuss your estate plan with your family. Some people struggle over when to do that. They could consider doing so over a holiday dinner. One of the most contentious issues many people face is talking about their own deaths and their estate plans with their friends and family. These are typically [...]

2016-12-28T01:24:01+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Preventing Estate Challenges|0 Comments

What You Should Have in Your Estate Plan

There are a few things that every single estate plan needs to have regardless of the exact legal instruments that you end up using as your primary estate planning tools. Estate plans can take a variety of shapes. Some estate plans are small and simple. Other estate plans are large and contain many complex legal [...]

2016-11-25T10:54:00+00:00 November 25th, 2016|Preventing Estate Challenges|0 Comments

Avoid Family Disputes in Your Estate Plan

One of the main estate planning goals of many people is to avoid having a family fight over their estates. There are very few things that can be more destructive to a family than a fight over an estate. Once the fight begins it becomes nearly impossible to regain family harmony because of the deep [...]

2016-11-24T10:52:00+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Family Feuds|0 Comments