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Saving for College: What If There Is Money Left Over?

Wed 26 Aug, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Saving for College: What If There Is Money Left Over?

Setting money aside for your children’s or grandchildren’s education is a great way to provide for their future. However, it is possible that not all of the money you have set aside will be used for college expenses. For example, your child may receive a large scholarship and will not need to use all the money you have saved, or your grandchild may choose a trade school that is less costly than you expected. Alternatively, …

Three Proven Estate Planning Strategies

Wed 12 Aug, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Three Proven Estate Planning Strategies

Estate planning is complex and continually evolving. Often, affluent families are “early adopters” of the newest and best estate planning strategies. Luckily, by working with us, you can benefit from the same estate planning strategies that affluent families do. Here are a few techniques we should discuss soon. 1. Maintain an up-to-date, trust-centered plan The foundation of your estate plan must achieve your goals and needs. Wealthy people tend to utilize estate plans with all …

Your Personal Property Memorandum: 4 Tips for Success

Tue 4 Aug, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Your Personal Property Memorandum: 4 Tips for Success

What is a personal property memorandum? It is a frequently-used estate planning document that provides an opportunity to expand upon your will or trust. Many wills or trusts simply divide the whole of an estate equally between surviving family members.  But, what if you’d prefer a more detailed plan for particular items you want to leave to specific individuals? If you’d like to ensure that specific property or items in your estate are left to …

Strategies For Your Charitable Planning

Wed 29 Jul, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Strategies For Your Charitable Planning

There are many reasons why you may want to give to a charity: You may give because you believe strongly in a cause or organization, but it can also reduce your yearly income tax bill and remove value from your overall estate. If you are considering making a donation, but are unsure of how to proceed, we are here to help. Working closely with other members of your financial team, we can craft a plan …

Important Considerations for Beneficiary Designations of Life Insurance Policies

Thu 23 Jul, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Important Considerations for Beneficiary Designations of Life Insurance Policies

Life insurance is often one of the most important parts of an estate plan. People usually purchase life insurance to prevent their spouse, children, or other dependents from suffering financial hardship if they die unexpectedly. You may think that all you need to do is simply write in the name of the person you would like to receive the proceeds from your life insurance policy on the beneficiary designation section of your paperwork and forget …

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