So, what happens with your estate plans if you are not in a traditional nuclear family? There is quite a lot that can fall under the umbrella of a non-traditional family, and the recommendations will vary depending on your specific circumstances.
Data from sources like the U.S. Census Bureau shows in no uncertain terms that the U.S. population has grown older over the prior two decades.
When the rapper Coolio died in September, he joined a group of notables that includes Prince, Howard Hughes and Pablo Picasso—all of whom died without specifying who should inherit their money and estate.
A critical item is often missing from back-to-school college checklists — and it could be far more valuable than anything else your student takes to school this fall: signed legal documents.
New fathers actively engaged in their children’s lives understand their responsibility to plan for the future. While the idea of parents dying and leaving young children without loving parents is unimaginable, it does happen.
The three main areas of focus for elder law attorneys include health care, estate and tax planning and guardianship matters.
Elder law is an aspect of estate planning focusing primarily on the needs of families and individuals as they age.
Reaching age 50 is a milestone that most of us celebrate. Still, after you’ve blown out the candles and bid farewell to your guests, you may have a headache from too much champagne, but otherwise feel the same as before.
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.
Experienced Elder Law attorneys provide comprehensive legal planning based on the needs and wishes of their clients.