Estate

No heirs? Why you still need to have an estate plan

No heirs? Why you still need to have an estate plan

Having no heirs doesn’t absolve you from the need for proper estate planning. The most avoidable problem is what happens to your wealth if you die without making a will (or dying intestate). When this happens, the state court system decides how to handle your money...
Consider these 6 documents for your estate plan

Consider these 6 documents for your estate plan

As soon as you own more than a bicycle and a stamp collection, having a will is a good idea. Once you have dependents, a will is a necessity. But estate planning doesn’t need to be complicated. Knowing what to expect will put you in a stronger position and make the...
Who will take care of Fido? Setting up a pet trust

Who will take care of Fido? Setting up a pet trust

Families are diverse and unique, and companion animals are often beloved family members with distinct care-giving needs. Though it’s tough to think about, you want to make sure pets are well taken care of after you’re gone. Setting up a pet trust in your estate...
Estate-planning tips for parents of special needs kids

Estate-planning tips for parents of special needs kids

Estate planning is a crucial step toward protecting your loved ones in a world without you—and children with special needs require special considerations. Why is estate planning important? If you don’t have a plan in place, the courts will decide who gets what of your...