Say a Little Prayer: Aretha Franklin Had No Will, and a Child With Special Needs

According to court documents, legendary singer Aretha Franklin did not have a will when she died, despite reportedly having a son with special needs. The lack of a will opens up the intensely private singer’s estate to public scrutiny and unnecessary costs, and means...

Don’t Make These Common, Expensive Mistakes: How to Leave Assets to Minor Children

Most parents want to make sure their children are provided for in the event something happens to them while the children are still minors. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and good friends sometimes want to leave gifts to beloved young children too. Unfortunately, good...

Do You Own Rental Property? How Proactive, Comprehensive Estate Planning Can Help

A comprehensive estate plan should address all of your assets, and if you own rental property it should include appropriate asset protection considerations. For most people, an estate plan must include three common categories: (1) your home; (2) financial accounts,...

How to Protect Your Child’s Inheritance from An Untrustworthy Spouse

Parents who develop an estate plan often do so to provide for their heirs financially. They, like you, want to protect your child’s inheritance from an untrustworthy spouse. Many want to make sure hard-earned assets, family heirlooms, or closely held businesses...

How You Can Build an Estate Plan that Includes Asset Protection

Much of estate planning has to do with the way a person’s assets will be distributed upon their death. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. From smart incapacity planning to diligent probate avoidance, there is a lot that goes into crafting a comprehensive estate...

Protect Your Heirs – Reconsider Outright Gifts and Inheritances

How to Protect Your Heirs and Your Legacy from Bad Decisions and Outside Influences Estate planning is an important and everlasting gift you can give your family. And setting up a smooth inheritance to protect your heirs isn’t as hard as you might think. –...

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