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The Lessons Behind Estate Planning that We must not forget!

The Lesson Behind Estate Planning We Must Not Forget

I write these columns primarily to encourage people to prepare their estate plan before it is too late.  Without preparation, many families must deal with terribly difficult situations that could have been avoided.  Proper planning means more than simply listing what...
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Are you Prepared to Step In?

I read an article published in the Wall Street Journal® titled “The Difficult, Delicate Untangling of Our Parents’ Lives.”   The author and his wife were in their 50s and dealing with the challenges of parents too incapacitated to handle their own affairs. ...
What will your estate plan accomplish for your family?

What Will Your Estate Plan Accomplish for Your Family?

For those who attend my presentations, I offer a free, no obligation estate planning audit. There are three reasons for the audit. First, we discuss the issues/questions important to that person or couple. Second, we discuss what is accomplished with their current...
Are you Prepared to Step In?

Are you Prepared to Step In?

I read an article published in the Wall Street Journal® titled “The Difficult, Delicate Untangling of Our Parents’ Lives.”   The author and his wife were in their 50s and dealing with the challenges of parents too incapacitated to handle their own affairs. ...

A Simple Step to Protect Your Family

A Simple Step to Protect Your Family

A common thread of my columns is the need to “plan when you can.”  This stems from what I consider to be the first rule of proper estate planning . . . ensure you maintain control of your estate. In this case, “estate” does not mean just your possessions or “stuff.”...

Divorce and Your (or Your Child’s) Estate Plan

Divorce and Your (or Your Child’s) Estate Plan

Last article I addressed what would happen if your Will leaves everything to your spouse, but you later divorce and do not change the Will. Idaho law prohibits an ex-spouse from receiving assets just because he or she was named in a Will created prior to the divorce....

Your Best Intentions Will Not Be Enough

Your Best Intentions Will Not Be Enough

I recall a few years ago when a client passed away.  His assets were not insignificant.  His passing was sudden, and left serious issues affecting his family and his estate.    His health had begun to deteriorate, but he thought there was still time.  Nevertheless, he...

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