If you’re thinking about planning your estate, you’ve hopefully considered working with a lawyer to create important documents like a will or trust agreement, power of attorney, and a health care directive. One thing you might not realize, though, is that the way you title your property can have just as big of an impact on your loved ones as any of those documents.
Taking care of a sibling, child, or cousin with special needs is tough. You love that person with all your heart, but you also stay awake at night worrying about what will happen to them after you’re gone and whether they can live on their own and be happy.
Probate — it’s the word no one wants to hear when settling a loved one’s estate or planning their own. Most people know only enough about probate court to know they want to avoid it.
Marriages after children have grown are often highly intense and romantic, and they can bring an enormous amount of joy to the lives of both spouses. However, these later-in-life marriages can also create some challenges when it comes to estate planning. In many cases, the spouses often want to take care of each other, but…
Thanks to advances in medical science and technology, people in the U.S. are living longer than ever — but those extra years of life sometimes come with serious financial and estate planning challenges.