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Top 5 Estate Planning Nightmares You Can Avoid with a Will

Asian American four generation family.

In the realm of estate planning, a common adage rings true: “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” As an experienced estate planning attorney, I’ve witnessed firsthand the turmoil and heartache that can ensue when individuals neglect the crucial step of…

Ensuring Your Estate Plan is Current Before Traveling: A Step-by-Step Guide

Older couple on vacation point to the horizon.

Planning a trip can be exciting, but before you jet off, it’s essential to ensure that your estate plan is up-to-date. Life is unpredictable, and having a current estate plan provides peace of mind, knowing that your wishes will be honored if anything unexpected happens. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you ensure your estate plan is current before traveling.

Do Young Adults Need Estate Planning?

estate planning for young adults

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.

How Younger Adults Take Charge of Estate Planning

Young adults with new baby need estate planning.

Recent anecdotal trends show a new, positive shift among millennials and Gen-Z individuals. According to a recent article from Forbes, “Why Gen-Z Is Suddenly Creating Wills And Trusts—And You Should Too,” within recent months, more and more millennials and Gen-Zers who are being told to create an estate plan are actually going ahead and doing so.

Should I Ask Mom and Pop about Their Finances?

Daughter talks with mom about estate planning on the couch.

There are now more than 70 million Baby Boomers in the U.S. However, millions of adult children may not be prepared to make important decisions about their parents’ future if necessary, because of a lack of knowledge about their parents’ finances.

Estate Planning Strategies Support Aging Parents

Multi-generational family at home needs estate planning.

An estate plan with wealth preservation, long-term care and medical directives strategies provides clarity and guidance to loved ones on aging parents’ wishes, while retaining control for aging parents over financial and health-related matters.

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