Estate Planning for Couples at Any Stage

By |2024-02-15T10:50:08-06:00February 16th, 2024|Blog, Estate Planning, Tips|

Estate planning for couples is a great topic for you and your partner this Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day is not just about chocolates and roses; it's also a perfect time for couples to consider building a lasting legacy together through estate planning. While conversations about wills and trusts might not seem romantic, they are [...]

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Tax Efficient Gifting for The Holidays

By |2023-12-14T10:22:36-06:00December 15th, 2023|Blog, Estate Planning, Tips|

Tax efficient gifting is the way to go this holiday season! As the holiday season approaches, many of us think about giving back, especially through gifts from our estate. While it's a season of generosity and gratitude, it's also an ideal time to consider how to make your gifting tax-efficient. This post will guide [...]

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5 Reasons a Will Isn’t Enough to Protect Your Family

By |2023-11-30T10:30:55-06:00December 1st, 2023|Blog, Estate Planning, Tips|

When it comes to securing your family's well-being after you're gone, relying solely on a will may not be enough. Although estate planning isn't a pleasant topic for daily consideration, it's essential to prepare adequately. While a will is a commonly used estate planning tool, it might not provide the comprehensive protection your family [...]

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Beneficiary Designations & Your Estate Plan

By |2023-11-16T10:14:35-06:00November 17th, 2023|Blog, Estate Planning, Tips|

Beneficiary designations can be the foundation of a solid estate plan. Losing a loved one is already an emotionally challenging experience, and dealing with the practical aspects of their estate can add an additional layer of stress. A missing beneficiary designation on even one account can cause unexpected complications during the grieving process that [...]

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Common Estate Planning Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

By |2023-11-09T10:18:08-06:00November 10th, 2023|Blog, Estate Planning|

These common estate planning mistakes happen more often than you may think. Many don't realize that estate plans aren't only for the wealthy or unhealthy. Your will is more than just a piece of paper—it's a roadmap for your assets, guardianship, and debts after you're gone, or in emergency situations. There are many common [...]

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Estate Planning Nightmares: True Tales of Spooky Scenarios

By |2023-10-26T10:08:07-05:00October 27th, 2023|Blog, Estate Planning, Tips|

These estate planning nightmares will give you a fright if you don't have a well thought out estate plan. As the leaves fall and the crisp autumn air surrounds us, Halloween enthusiasts aren't the only ones eager to share spine-tingling stories. This season, we bring you a collection of estate planning nightmares that will [...]

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Contesting a Will: How to Prevent Family Estate Disputes

By |2023-10-17T10:05:04-05:00October 20th, 2023|Blog, Estate Planning, Tips|

Contesting a will is a complex and emotionally charged process that can lead to rifts among family members. The passing of a loved one is a difficult time for any family, and it can become even more challenging when disputes arise over the distribution of their estate. We've seen many famous examples of this [...]

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Community Property Vs. Common Law

By |2023-07-27T10:20:57-05:00July 28th, 2023|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning|

Divorce is a challenging journey that many of us hope never to face, but life's twists and turns sometimes lead us down that path. Amid the emotional rollercoaster, it's essential to understand the legal implications of dividing assets and property. In the United States, property distribution during divorce can be governed by one of [...]

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Talking to Your Kids About Their Inheritance

By |2023-08-08T09:14:00-05:00July 21st, 2023|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Tips|

Talking to your kids about their inheritance may seem like an overwhelming conversation. Easier said than done, right? But, sometimes the hard conversations are the most important ones. You've worked hard to build a life you're proud of, and with that comes thinking about what you will be leaving behind for the next generation. [...]

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The Importance of Estate Planning for Single Individuals

By |2023-06-15T10:28:38-05:00June 16th, 2023|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Tips|

Estate planning for single individuals helps to create a plan for the unique situations that one may face. In an ever-evolving society, the concept of family and personal relationships has undergone significant changes. Today, there is a growing number of individuals who are widowed, unmarried, or live alone without immediate family members to rely [...]

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