If you’re a father, there’s a good chance you help manage your household’s finances and you may even play the dominant role. This may work well now, but what if something were to happen to you? Would your family be financially okay?
July 24, 2019
It’s important to have certain binding legal documents in place, if you become disabled due to an illness or accident. These aren’t easy things to talk about, but attorneys say every adult needs them.
Trusts are one of the most versatile items of the financial planning toolkit. However, they are not just for rich people. With the new higher estate tax exemptions, avoiding or reducing estate tax is not a concern for most of us.
April 30, 2019
Credit cards, a car loan, a mortgage—whatever debt you’re carrying around, doesn’t just disappear when you die.
Getting divorced is a complicated process, even for couples without any minor children. This is because it requires dividing up a partnership, so each individual can go his or her own way. While there are many details to iron out in terms of dividing assets, one thing that often gets overlooked, is how your estate plan will be affected.
April 19, 2019
After a period of divorce or widowhood, you, your newly beloved and your respective children are about to become a ‘blended family.’ You and you partner will be creating a new family dynamic, which will hopefully be rewarding, but can be fraught with challenges, if little attention is paid to the consequences of the relationships.
The perception is that trusts are for the very wealthy and that they cost a ton of money to set up. The reality is a trust can be a fantastic tool for the average person or couple, because it simplifies things in the event of your death.
March 26, 2019