Trusts are a very valuable planning tool. When people think about estate planning, most people think about wills. While wills are the most basic/common tool for estate planning, trusts are an incredibly effective way to plan for things that wills can’t address. Trusts can be used to: Organize your assets so it’s easier on your [...]
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The email from the University of Illinois said, “We still have not received your payment to renew your 2012-13 Men’s Basketball season tickets.” But that still didn’t change our decision. I always had season tickets during college and most of law school. And after a bit of a break, started them again in 2003. But, [...]
Women today have many unique situations that require special treatment when it comes to estate planning. Well, maybe not special treatment, but women need to take extra care that they are protected through good planning. Here are some examples: Young mom stays home with the kids Maybe she gave up a wonderful career to be [...]
We often use life insurance as a tool in helping clients. Life insurance is important in many estate-planning situations, such as the following: A young family. To help raise the kids and get them through college if a parent dies young. Business owners. A buy-sell agreement between partners in a business is important. But the [...]
What does a pre-nup have to do with estate planning? Let me tell you. A pre-nuptial, or pre-marital agreement, outlines how a married couple will handle their assets. It covers more than what happens in a divorce. If we assume the couple will be happily married forever, here are still at least 2 situations that may need planning ahead: [...]