Probate: What Is it? How Does it Work?

Avoid Probate

In certain instances, particularly when there is no Will, the system ensures that all accounts and property are distributed in accordance with state law.

What Should I Ask a Prospective Estate Planning Attorney?

Estate Planning Attorney

While more than half of Americans believe estate planning is essential, a mere 33% actually have a living trust or will. And one out of three respondents who don’t have a will reason that they don’t think they have sufficient assets to warrant estate planning.

What Documents are in an Estate Plan?

Estate Planning Process

There are frequently asked questions that people have about revocable living trusts, wills, supported decision making agreements (new), powers of attorney and advance health care directives.

Beneficiary Battle over Presley Estate Reveals Possible Problems in Estate Planning

Estate Planning

A badly in debt woman dies leaving the proceeds of substantial insurance policies to her children only to have her trust contested by relatives who claim an amendment naming the children as beneficiaries is invalid with no witnesses, misspelled names, suspicious signatures and was never given to previous trustees for review as required by agreement. A long, expensive, and protracted legal battle likely is brewing.

Does Divorce Have an Impact on Estate Planning?


When you’re in the midst of a divorce, you’re probably not thinking about estate planning or your will. However, if you’re divorcing, you should think about the impact a divorce can have on an estate plan.

What Should Seniors Know before Remarrying?

Second Marriage

As the calendar turned to 2023, many of us took a moment to think about resolutions. I want to lose 10 pounds. I want to read things that aren’t just about work. I want to learn how to play pickleball. Or maybe this year I’ll give a relationship another shot. Maybe I’ll even remarry.

What are RMD Rules for 2023?

2023 RMD

The SECURE 2.0 Act, which was signed into law in December 2022, changes the RMD rules for retirement savers beginning in 2023.