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Money Talk: How Much Will You Share With Your Kids (and When)?
Consider how you would want your children to approach you to have the money conversation, and how you can do exactly that with your parents?
False Security: Is Your Will Legally Valid?
A last will and testament can ensure your wishes are respected when you die. But, if your will isn’t legally valid, those wishes might not actually be carried out and instead the laws of “intestate succession” would apply meaning that the state decides who gets your stuff, and it’s very likely not to be who you would choose. If you’ve created a will online, we congratulate you for doing SOMETHING, but we strongly recommend that you have it reviewed and make sure it does what
90210 Star Luke Perry’s Death Demonstrates the Importance of Planning for Incapacity
In late February, Luke Perry, who became famous starring in the 1990's TV series Beverly Hills 90210, suffered a massive stroke at age 52. He was hospitalized under heavy sedation, and five days later, when it became clear he wouldn’t recover, his family decided to remove life support. Perry died on March 4th, 2019 surrounded by his two children—21-year-old Jack and 18-year-old Sophie—along with his fiancé, ex-wife, mother, siblings, and others. Whether or not you were a Luke
Appoint a Guardian to Keep Your Kids In Safe Hands At All Times
Probably every parent who has watched the news recently has felt the heartbreak over what’s happened to immigrant families at the border due to immigration regulations. As you likely know, the administration's “zero-tolerance” policy led to the initial separation of more than 2,300 children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border between May and June 2018 alone. Putting politics aside, with horror stories of toddlers being ripped from their mothers’ arms and audio re
Use Estate Planning to Enrich Your Family With More Than Just Material Wealth
In the weeks before her death from ovarian cancer, author Amy Krouse Rosenthal gave her husband Jason one of the most treasured gifts a person could receive. She penned the touching essay “You May Want to Marry My Husband” in the New York Times as a final love letter to him. The essay took the form of a heart-wrenching yet-humorous dating profile that encouraged him to begin dating again once she was gone. In her opening description of Jason, she writes: “He is an easy man
When Something is NOT Better Than Nothing—Part 2
How online and DIY wills can create havoc for you and your family in a time of need.
When Something is NOT Better Than Nothing—Part 1
It is almost never the case that a will alone is sufficient to handle all of your legal affairs.
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