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The Second Sting: Dying without an Estate Plan

Grief and shock accompany the passing of a loved one.  The pain of loss can overwhelm and be long lasting.  It compounds when someone passes without an estate plan.  While family should be grieving and supporting one another, they are confronted by questions that they...

Delay = Stress, Worry & Expense

When a loved one has a medical crisis, we want to focus on their care. We do not want to worry about applications or finding old records. Sorting through finances and planning while helping a loved one move to a facility for long-term or rehabilitative care adds...

Chadwick Boseman Dies without a Will

The passing of actor Chadwick Boseman on August 28, 2020 shocked the world.  Mr. Boseman was known for starring in films such as 42, Marshall, and Black Panther [1].  Shocking to estate planners, he died without a Will according to recent probate filings [2]. Passing...

Five Things You Can Do Right Now To Get Ahead with Planning

1.         Ask.  Ask the right questions.  What are my planning goals?  Who can and should act for me if I cannot?  How will the needs of my spouse or children be meet after I am gone? 2.         Collect.  Collect the necessary documents.  Get updated statements for...

Planning To Protect Assets

Families facing long-term care planning usually have two main priorities. These are getting care for their loved one, and protecting assets that their loved one and their spouse saved over the course of their lives. Moreover, the way to secure care for a loved one...