Estate planning should always be customized to each individual creating a plan. This is particularly important when planning for beneficiaries with disabilities.
Traditional, simple estate planning may not be sufficient to accomplish estate planning goals in many blended family situations.
A study by the financial services research firm reveals just how big a problem family secrets can be, as reported in Financial Advisor’s recent article “Family Wealth Transfers Undermined by Secrecy.” Most asset holders plan to share their wishes and intentions with family members before they die. However, the research reveals only about half actually…
As the American population of seniors continues to expand, the need for intentional estate planning becomes more urgent, especially for the children of aging parents.
Although laws vary from state to state, every state requires that less restrictive alternatives be considered before invoking a guardianship. These might include such vehicles as limited guardianships, powers of attorney or assisted decision-making agreements.
Does a person need a Power of Attorney document if that person already has a Last Will and Testament (‘Will’)? It is a good question.
Regardless of the preferred record-keeping mode, most people have some sort of digital footprint, making it important to know who would have access to your digital assets if you became incapacitated and how those assets would be distributed in the event you pass away.
Only you know your capacity and willingness to serve, or the degree of need expressed by the person asking you. However, it should help to know first that if you do decide to accept, there can be help out there and second there are standard procedures and practices you can follow.
In this article, we will address two terms which some people use interchangeably, but which are very different things: living trusts and estate plans.
More Americans are now getting married over the age of 65 than ever before. Even though this may be a second or third marriage for many, caregivers should nevertheless be aware of certain aspects that shouldn’t be ignored amidst all the wedding plans and celebrations.