Updating Your Will After Divorce

By |2024-02-19T11:25:30-06:00February 23rd, 2024|Blog, Estate Planning, Tips|

Updating your will after divorce is a crucial step in your new chapter. Divorce is not just the end of a marriage; it marks the beginning of a new chapter in life. Amidst the emotional and logistical adjustments, it's crucial to address practical matters, including updating or initiating an estate plan. While often overlooked, [...]

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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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Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts Make Your Estate Tax Efficient

By |2024-02-15T10:40:53-06:00February 9th, 2024|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning|

Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts may alleviate heavy tax burdens on your estate. Are you aware your life insurance policy may bring a heavy tax burden along with it? Many individuals and families are unaware of how their life insurance policies may affect their estate plans, especially those with significant wealth. But fear not, there's [...]

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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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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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Planning for Pets in Your Estate

By |2023-10-12T09:53:46-05:00October 13th, 2023|Blog, Estate Planning, Tips|

Estate planning is a critical process that often focuses on the distribution of assets and property among family members and beneficiaries. However, for many of us, our pets are not just animals but beloved members of the family. As responsible pet owners, it's essential to include planning for pets in your estate to ensure [...]

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Non-Financial Ways to Leave a Legacy

By |2023-09-19T12:06:17-05:00September 22nd, 2023|Blog, Estate Planning|

Your estate plan should include non-financial ways to leave a legacy. Estate planning is often associated with managing one's financial assets and ensuring a smooth transition of wealth to future generations. While financial planning is a crucial aspect, it's equally important to consider the non-financial ways to leave a legacy. Your values, beliefs, and [...]

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The Best Ways to Leave Your Kids an Inheritance

By |2023-09-14T10:47:33-05:00September 15th, 2023|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Tips|

The best ways to leave your kids an inheritance don’t need to be as complicated as you may think. Leaving an inheritance for your children is a thoughtful and caring way to provide for their financial future. Whether you have accumulated substantial wealth or modest assets, planning how to pass them on efficiently is [...]

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