How to Choose a Guardian for Your Minor Children 956x538 blog

How to Choose a Guardian for Your Minor Children

(1) Where Does the Potential Guardian Live? (2) What Are the Potential Guardian’s Religious, Political and Moral Beliefs? (3) What Do You Know About the Potential Guardian’s Parenting Skills? (4) How Old Is the Potential Guardian? (5) What Is the Potential Guardian’s Family Situation? …

5 Legal Myths You Got From The Movies 956x538 blog

5 Legal Myths About Wills You Got From The Movies

Filmmakers use creative license in a lot of situations involving wills. A dying person’s last wishes can be an exciting revelation or a shocking plot twist. But, that doesn’t mean the movies get it right from a legal perspective. There are several legal myths about wills that movies often use for dramatic effect. These can be inaccurate at best, and at worst completely fictional.

5 Reasons It's Time To Update Your Estate Plan 956x538 blog

5 Reasons It’s Time To Update Your Estate Plan

Summary: (1) You moved to another state, (2) The objects of your affection change, (3) Your assets or liabilities change, (4) Your qualified retirement plan is outdated, (5) Executors or trustees become inappropriate

4 Tips for Writing a Will Your Heirs Won't Fight Over 956x538 blog

4 Tips for Writing a Will Your Heirs Won’t Fight Over

Summary: (1) Name the right executor; (2) Include personal property; (3) Don’t tie up the money for too long; (4) Explain any unequal bequests …

Stan Lee’s Tangled Web of Estate Planning

Summary: (1) How are we going to organize and simplify my assets? (2) What sorts of accounts and trusts will we use and how will they be managed? (3) How will you work with my trusted contact, while I’m well, and after I’m sick or deceased?

19 Celebrity Wills That Made History With Their Demands 956x538 blog

19 Celebrity Wills That Made History With Their Demands

Summary: (1) William Shakespeare; (2) Leona Helmsley; (3) Charles Dickens; (4) Harry Houdini; (5) Napoleon Bonaparte …

6 Common Myths About Estate Planning 956x538 blog

6 Common Myths About Estate Planning

Summary: (1) A will can oversee the distribution of all my assets; (2) Once I have my assets in order, I’m set; (3) I can get around to drawing up a will better when I’m older…

8 Estate Planning Moves If You Are Getting Divorced 956x538 blog

8 Estate Planning Moves If You Are Getting Divorced

Summary: (1) Update your health care docs; (2) Change your power of attorney; (3) Check if some things can’t be changed; (4) Update your will…

10 Surprisingly Common Estate Planning Mistakes

10 Surprisingly Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Summary: (1) Beneficiary blunders (2) Selling property for $1 (3) Naming specific investments in your will (4) Not thinking through a well-intended gift (5) Leaving assets directly to a minor without dealing with guardianship issues (6) Not planning for the death of a beneficiary (7) Ownership mistakes and imbalances (8) Not having a residuary clause (9) Not planning for the unexpected (10) Not dealing with your own mortality

Why New Parents Need A Will with Laura Cowan

Why New Parents Need A Will with Laura Cowan

In this episode, Anthony interviews Laura Cowan, an estate planning attorney in the NYC area. Unlike what most people think, an estate plan is necessary for every family — definitely something not only for the rich! Listen as Laura walks us through the do’s and don’ts of estate planning, what it really means, it’s importance in your family, the protection it provides, and a lot more.