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...
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...
Include Your Pet In Your Estate Planning

Include Your Pet In Your Estate Planning

Most of us who own pets consider them to be a loving part of the family; unfortunately, the plans we may have so carefully put together to protect our loved ones frequently do not take our pets into consideration. According to the ASPCA, only about 17% of dog and cat...
7 Reasons You Need a Trust for Your Family

What Is A Trust?

The Basics of Trusts and Revocable Living Trusts A discussion of “what is a trust” begins with the basics of trusts and revocable living trusts – trusts are entities that exist just as individual people exist.  Trusts, therefore, are capable of doing...

When Designating a Guardian to Care for Your Children

Today we want to share some practical considerations with you–things you should consider before naming one or more people to serve as guardians for your children.  The intent is to encourage you to engage in proactive planning, and also to take some pressure off...