If your college-age child is home for the holidays, it may be the perfect opportunity for the two of you to meet with an estate planning attorney to draft an estate plan for him or her. Even though college students typically don’t have many assets, it’s critical to at least have these four documents in […]Continue reading

You’ve likely put a great deal of time, effort and expense into implementing an estate plan that meets your goals. But unless your loved ones know that these documents exist — and how to find and access them — your well-laid plans can be derailed. Following are some tips on how, and where, to store […]Continue reading

If you wish to leave a charitable legacy while generating income during your lifetime, a charitable remainder trust (CRT) may be a viable solution. In addition to an income stream, CRTs offer an up-front charitable income tax deduction, as well as a vehicle for disposing of appreciated assets without immediate taxation on the gain. Plus, […]Continue reading

If you’re the parent of young children, you’ve probably put a lot of thought into raising your kids, ranging from their schools to their activities to their religious upbringing. But have you considered what would happen to them if you — and your spouse if you’re married — should suddenly die? Will the children be […]Continue reading

One aspect of estate planning that isn’t always covered is the ability to make your funeral arrangements in advance. Of course, for many people it can be difficult to think about their mortality. Indeed, it’s not surprising to learn that many put off planning their own funerals. Unfortunately, this lack of planning may result in […]Continue reading