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,...

Helpful Tips for Family Caregivers of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease

November is National Family Caregivers Month. More than 15 million American family members care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some tips provided by the Alzheimer’s Association to help those providing care for family members who have...

When Your Child Turns 18 Take These Important Three Steps

If your child has reached the teenage years, you may already feel as though you are losing control of her life. This is legally true once your child turns 18 because the state considers her to be an adult with the legal right to govern her own life. Up until your...

Life Events that Require a Review of Your Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process of developing a strategy for the care and management of your estate if you become incapacitated and upon your death. One commonly known purpose of estate planning is to minimize taxes and costs, including taxes imposed on gifts, estates,...

The Top 2 Ways the Court Gets Involved in Your Estate, and How to Avoid Probate

No one wants unnecessary court involvement in their life. But without careful and proactive estate planning, chances are that some aspect of your estate will end up being decided there. With proper planning, you can avoid probate and a living probate. Here are two of...

Why Estate Planning for Long-Term Care Pays Off

For most people, thinking about estate planning means focusing on what will happen to their money after they pass away. Death and taxes!  But that misses one pretty significant consideration: the need for estate planning for long-term care. The last thing any of us...

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