Autonomous Cars and You

Autonomous Cars and You

Have you ever slammed on the brakes of your car to avoid a crash? If so, odds are that you were using automated vehicle technology. Major auto manufacturers are racing to develop self-driving car capability, but will we see that technology soon? How will this...

Digital Life After Death

Have you ever thought about what happens to your social media accounts after you die? According to the Pew Research Center, 74 percent of Internet users maintain a social media presence using websites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter. The far majority...

Could an AMBER alert save your child?

Could an AMBER alert save your child?

As a parent, your number one job is to keep your children safe, and that’s not always easy. In our imperfect world there is no shortage of potential dangers to innocent children. One of a parent’s worst nightmares is the thought of the abduction of a child. We hear...

Gifts to Grandchildren and Your Estate Plan

Gifts to Grandchildren and Your Estate Plan

If you are in your “golden years” and are looking for ways to spread your wealth, you should consider the various tools that will allow you to financially protect and benefit your grandchildren. Carefully planning your gifts to your grandchildren is not only a...

Estate Planning for Single Parents

Estate Planning for Single Parents

If you are a single parent, life for you right now probably couldn’t get any busier. You are likely being pulled between work, school activities, sports teams and the inevitable emergencies that fill the lives of single parents everywhere. Being a single parent is a...

Should You Add Your Child to Your Deed?

Should You Add Your Child to Your Deed?

Many parents believe that by adding a child’s name to a property deed, they can pass along the property outside of probate. Unfortunately, those who act on that belief often find they have invited more problems than they have avoided. This is because in many states,...

What will happen to your children if you are in an accident?

What will happen to your children if you are in an accident?

You have prepared your kids to go back to school, but  have you prepared them in case you are in an accident? If you have minor children, this should be at the very top of your back-to-school list. Here’s why… Did you know that if you’re in an accident, your kids...

7 Reasons You Need a Trust for Your Family

7 Reasons You Need a Trust for Your Family

So many people think trusts are only for the wealth or super-wealthy. That's not the case. There are a number of reasons why trusts are beneficial to any family.  Here are 7 of them: 1.  Control distribution of assets. You wouldn’t hand over your car keys to a child...

What Is a Trust?

What Is a Trust?

A trust is a legal creation set up to benefit someone or something. For example, some people set up trusts to benefit their children, their grandchildren, or even charities. It is easiest to understand if you think about three separate people being involved. One...

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Robin Williams’ Family Fight Over Personal Property Not So Funny

  Robin Williams’ wife Susan has gone to court over personal items she says were taken from the couple’s Tiburon, California, home without her permission. Williams’ children say their father set up a trust that bequeathed the items to them and that his wife of...

The Basic Estate Planning Task EVERY Adult Needs to Review Today

With the federal estate tax exemption at $5.43 million for 2015, many people think estate planning is unnecessary. But there’s one thing ALL adults over the age of 18 need to look at, regardless of estate taxes: beneficiary designations. You would be amazed at how...

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