Estate Planning

Avoid Sibling Disputes Over Caregiving By Putting It in Writing

Posted on: February 24th, 2018
Caring for an elderly parent can be stressful for families. Siblings may disagree over how to provide care or where a parent will live, and if these squabbles escalate into a guardianship battle, it can cost the family thousands of dollars. ...

What To Do When a Loved One Passes Away

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017
Whether your spouse has just passed away or you have lost your mom or dad, the emotional trauma of losing a loved one often comes with a bewildering array of financial and legal issues demanding attention. ...

Four Provisions People Forget to Include in Their Estate Plan

Posted on: April 1st, 2017
Even if you've created an estate plan, are you sure you included everything you need to? There are certain provisions that people often forget to put in in a will or estate plan that can have a big impact on your family....

How can I prepare financially for stormy weather?

Posted on: February 13th, 2017
Floods, tornadoes, torrential rain, lightning, and hail are common events in many parts of the country during the spring and may result in widespread damage. Severe weather often strikes with little warning, so take measures now to protect yourself and your property....

What Is Required of an Executor?

Posted on: July 5th, 2016
Being the executor of an estate is not a task to take lightly. An executor is the person responsible for managing the administration of a deceased individual's estate. Although the time and effort involved will vary with the size of the estate, even if you are the executor of a small estate you will have important duties that must be performed correctly or you may be liable to the estate or the beneficiaries....

Do Frequent Flier Miles Expire When You Do?

Posted on: November 7th, 2015
Accumulated frequent flier miles can be valuable assets, but what happens to those miles after someone dies? Can a spouse or other heirs inherit them, or do the miles simply evaporate like a contrail?...
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