Estate Planning & Elder Law Posts

Avoiding Probate: A Guide for Consumers

Probate, a court-supervised process of distributing a deceased person's assets, can often be more of a burden than a relief. Here's how to avoid probate. Read More »

Getting engaged: legal considerations lack romance

Valentine's Day isn't just all about love and chocolate. If it includes a marriage proposal, it can also be about oral contracts and conditional gifts. Read More »

Estate planning for blended families

If you are in a blended family, you may need to take extra steps when estate planning. Working with a trusted estate planning attorney can give you the peace of mind that you've taken proper legal steps to ensure your estate will be settled as you want it to be Read More »

Guardians of the furry: Pets and estate planning

Just like with other family members, including your pets in your estate planning is important.   Read More »

Back-to-school legal checklist

When your child goes to college, your back-to-school list starts looking a little different. Here are the legal to-dos you'll want to remember. Read More »

Types of Trusts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Trusts can serve as an invaluable tool in estate planning for those who seek to have greater control over asset distribution, minimize potential tax burdens, and ensure privacy. Read More »

Will my family automatically inherit my estate?

Planning to take care of our loved ones after we're gone can be an endeavor that offers lasting peace of mind. What happens if you don't have a plan in place? Read More »

Estate planning tips for millennials

Millennials are in the prime of their lives, but if the past few years have taught us anything, it's that no one can take their well-being for granted. Read More »

Should I include burial plans in my will?

To ensure your end-of-life wishes are honored, make them known to loved ones before you pass on. While many people don't think of burial directives, they're just as important as any end-of-life or estate directives, and leaving detailed instructions for your loved ones can be a source of comfort in their grief Read More »

5 reasons not to DIY estate planning

5 ways having an estate planning attorney makes all the difference in ensuring your estate will be handled the way you intend. Read More »