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Your Vacation Checklist

Fri 25 Mar, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Your Vacation Checklist

You’ve packed sunblock and a beach novel. You’ve planned your itinerary and bought plane tickets. But have you ensured that your estate plan is up to date? Don’t leave home without making sure your financial health and the future of your loved ones is provided for. It’s even more crucial than getting a pet sitter and locking the front door. Creating an Estate Plan If you don’t have an estate plan yet, don’t panic. Now …

Planning For Your Family’s Education

Fri 18 Mar, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Planning For Your Family’s Education

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the cost for undergraduate tuition, fees, room, and board at public institutions increased 31 percent between the 2006–2007 and 2016–2017 academic years, adjusted for inflation. During that same time period, prices at private nonprofit institutions increased 24 percent, adjusted for inflation. As you look ahead to your own family’s academic future, what will the cost be when your child or grandchild decides to enroll in post-secondary education? …

Estate Planning for Nurses and Frontline Healthcare Workers

Fri 11 Mar, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Estate Planning for Nurses and Frontline Healthcare Workers

Let us begin by saying thank you. You tirelessly give of yourself to care for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Whether you are caring for them in a hospital, therapy room, or patient’s home, you are there to protect and help the patient have a better tomorrow. However, one important question remains. What have you done to prepare for your own care? By planning ahead, we can assist you in crafting …

Trust Funding: Setting Your Trustee Up for Success

Fri 4 Mar, by on Firm News

Trust Funding: Setting Your Trustee Up for Success

For many people, a revocable living trust is a valuable tool to ensure that their finances are well managed during periods of incapacity and that their loved ones are financially secure upon their passing. However, signing the trust agreement doesn’t end the estate planning process: To work properly, the trust needs to be funded. What Is Trust Funding? Trust funding is the process of transferring the ownership of accounts and property to the trust during …

COVID-19 and Minor Children: Things to Consider Now

Fri 25 Feb, by on Estate Planning, Probate

COVID-19 and Minor Children: Things to Consider Now

Protecting your family is important, especially when you have minor children, and even more so now that we are living through a pandemic. With all of the unknowns of our current situation, you need some certainty. Having an up-to-date estate plan can be the first step toward providing that certainty in an uncertain world. Many people view estate planning as limited to making arrangements for your death. However, it is equally important to plan for …

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