Traditional Estate Planning
Estate Planning is NOT Just About Death Planning
Most people, when thinking about estate planning, are focusing on what happens when they die.
This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.
There are many legal tools that can be used to enhance the quality of your life and to reduce the burden to your family when disability – which is inevitable for most of us – happens. It is also important to understand that the right kind of estate planning may be a necessary component in ensuring that your spouse or children “left behind” are not left in poverty or overwhelmed.
The first step in estate planning is education. One of the biggest challenges I face as an attorney is making people understand that things they “think they know” aren’t necessarily true. When it comes to estate planning – What you don’t know can hurt you.
Provided within the Family & Aging Law Center site is a brief look at some aspects of how estate planning works. It will hopefully dispel much of the myths and misunderstandings you may have about the way the law can and/or will assist you. For more detailed information, it’s best to consult with a qualified legal advisor. So think of this as an introduction.
Traditional Estate Planning | Wills & Trusts
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- Revocable Living Trusts (Part 1) With Nicole Wipp
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- Last Will and Testament - The Facts
- Elder Law or Estate Planning? (What's The Difference?)
- Who Needs Estate Planning?
- Beneficiary Designations: A Good Idea, Or Bad Estate Planning?
- Planning for Your Children's Sake is Essential
- Revocable Living Trust - The Facts
- Three Surprising Things I’ve Learned Working for an Elder Law Attorney
- The Biggest Threat to Your Estate Plan: It’s What You DON'T Know
- Child Guardianship
- The Seven Dumbest Things People Are Told About Estate Planning
- Do You Need To Avoid Probate?
- Irrevocable Trusts - The Facts
- Wills and Trusts - What You Think You Know