When you’re deciding to whom to leave assets, most people choose their children or other descendants. However, you also need to decide on the “contingent remainder” beneficiary. In other words, who … [Read more...] about What’s an “Atom Bomb” or “Contingent Remainder” Beneficiary?
When you’re deciding how your assets should be divided at death, sometimes dividing them equally is the appropriate choice. But, sometimes it’s not. Fair isn’t always equal or vice versa. Read on to … [Read more...] about Fair Isn’t Always Equal and Vice Versa
You want your estate planning to be handled by an attorney who stays current on the law. The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys held its semi-annual conference providing education and … [Read more...] about Academy’s Fall Summit Virtually Perfect
Planning is important. End-of-year tax planning is one part of that planning. This year you should also consider whether you’ve had any payroll tax withholdings deferred. If your employer deferred … [Read more...] about Planning Is Important
The President’s bout with COVID-19 demonstrates the importance of keeping planning current. A Health Care Power of Attorney appoints someone to make decisions for you if you’re not able to do so for … [Read more...] about Staying Current is Especially Important in the Pandemic
A Health Care Power of Attorney appoints someone to make decisions for you if you’re not able to do so for yourself. An Advance Directive expresses your wishes regarding end-of-life decisions. During … [Read more...] about Staying Current is Especially Important in the Pandemic
Generational wealth is wealth earned by one generation and passed on to the next. Generational wealth is key to allowing the next generation to be free from the burden of having to live hand-to-mouth … [Read more...] about Generational Wealth is Key to Leveling the Playing Field
There are all sorts of formalities to an estate plan. Does that mean you can’t change anything by yourself? Read on to learn how your estate plan, if done properly, can give you the flexibility to … [Read more...] about Building Flexibility into Your Plan
Before the pandemic, Americans were more mobile than ever. When you move, you have to change your address, your voter registration, and all sorts of other things. But, do you need to revise your … [Read more...] about Will Your Estate Plan Still Work If You Move?
There is more to estate planning than disposing of your assets after your death. Planning for your incapacity is just as important. Read on to learn more about how incapacity planning can save you and … [Read more...] about Planning for Incapacity