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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 …

Important Considerations for Beneficiary Designations of Life Insurance Policies

Fri 18 Feb, 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 …

Are All of Your Financial Ducks in a Row?

Fri 4 Feb, by on Estate Planning, Probate

Are All of Your Financial Ducks in a Row?

In March 2004, the Senate passed Resolution 316, which officially recognized April as National Financial Literacy Month. Both Houses of Congress have passed similar resolutions since then designed to encourage financial literacy so that individuals are better prepared to manage their money, credit, and debt. Nevertheless, in the fourth quarter of 2019, U.S. household debt, which includes student debt, credit card debt, auto debt, mortgages, home equity loans, and other debts, exceeded $14 trillion for …

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