Myths We Tell Ourselves About Estate Planning

Tue 12 Nov, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Myths We Tell Ourselves About Estate Planning

Estate planning can be a very difficult process. While it’s not brain surgery, making the decision to move forward with the planning requires us to face the fact that we will not live forever. This thought can stop many people right in their tracks. Others talk themselves out of seeing a qualified attorney to put together an estate plan based on some of the following common myths: Myth #1: Only the Rich Need Estate Planning …

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Misuse of Rear-Facing Infant and Convertible Car Seats

Fri 8 Nov, by on Personal Injury

Misuse of Rear-Facing Infant and Convertible Car Seats

Car accidents happen around us on a daily basis. In 2018, there were 36,560 motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States.¹ It is no secret that properly wearing a seat belt while driving or riding in a car can help reduce the severity of injuries in the event of an accident. The same goes for children who are riding in the backseat of a car. When it comes to child safety, it is extremely …

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Digital Afterlife: An Estate Plan For Your Social Media Accounts

Mon 4 Nov, by on Estate Planning

Digital Afterlife: An Estate Plan For Your Social Media Accounts

Did you ever wonder what happens to your digital footprint when you pass away? Well you should, particularly if you are part of the 77 percent of Americans who go online every day. As the internet has become more of an integral part of our lives, our information — pictures, videos, financial, emails, social media accounts, and other personal information — is constantly being stored online. All of this information is known as your “digital …

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What Are Drivers Doing at the Time of an Accident?

Wed 30 Oct, by on Personal Injury

What Are Drivers Doing at the Time of an Accident?

There are so many things that can become distractions while you are driving a car. A recent survey¹ by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (involving approx. 6,000 drivers) showed that the people who were involved in a car accident or near-accident during the prior year were not paying attention (19%), were falling asleep (8%), were adjusting the radio or GPS (8%), were using an app on their cell phone (7%), were daydreaming (6%), were …

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Your 5 Task Year-End Estate Planning To-Do List

Mon 28 Oct, by on Estate Planning

Your 5 Task Year-End Estate Planning To-Do List

2020 is fast approaching.  As we all prepare for the holidays and a new year, it is important that we wrap up any loose strings.  Before entering into the new year, here are some things that need to be on your end of year checklist: Make Sure Your Estate Planning is Up To Date Will or Trusts Now that the federal estate tax exemption is fixed at $10 million per person adjusted for inflation ($11.18 …

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