Common Sense Estate Planning Tips

Common Sense Estate Planning Tips

Many people avoid estate planning for various reasons. But, even if you’ve got a plan in place, problems may arise after your death. The problems can take many forms: waste of your estate by foolish heirs, contested probate of your estate, or

Guardianship Considerations

Guardianship Considerations

Guardianship is a significant undertaking, both to establish and to sustain. Contested cases are complicated; opposition can come from numerous sources. Further, unlike most other Court proceedings where a successful plaintiff wins the case and the court involvement is ended,   Related posts:

The top (wrong) reasons most people do not have a will

The top (wrong) reasons most people do not have a will

A will is the simplest and cheapest part of an estate plan, yet most people do not have one. Individual reasons vary, but they’re typically just excuses. A will can save your family members a lot of headaches after your death. And

Tax considerations when closing an estate

Tax considerations when closing an estate

[I]n this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin, letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789.  Dead people and estates have to pay taxes too, and since the decedent can’t do it, this responsibility falls upon the executor. The filing due