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Celebrity Mondays: Joan Rivers Was Creative in Life and Death

2020-09-07T05:01:16+00:00

Joan Rivers made us all laugh through her unique brand of comedy which typically involved skewering famous celebrities.  Sadly, she died on September 4, 2014, from what appears to be a botched medical procedure. As an estate planner, whenever a celebrity dies I think to myself “I bet he/she did not have a plan in place.” This is because there are so many recent examples of celebrities who failed to protect [...]

Celebrity Mondays: Joan Rivers Was Creative in Life and Death2020-09-07T05:01:16+00:00

Celebrity Monday: We Can All Learn From Nipsey Hussle’s Failure

2020-08-31T04:38:22+00:00

In March 2019, Hip Hop artist Nipsey Hussle was gunned down by Eric Holder (no relation) outside of Nipsey’s South Los Angeles clothing store. It was a sad and tragic end to the hip hop star’s life, whose career has just taken off. On this Celebrity Monday we will look at the estate of Nipsey Hussle and learn that failing to have an estate plan if you have young children should [...]

Celebrity Monday: We Can All Learn From Nipsey Hussle’s Failure2020-08-31T04:38:22+00:00

Celebrity Monday: Kobe Bryant’s Estate Plan Had A Flaw

2020-08-24T19:24:43+00:00

Yesterday day, August 23, would have been Kobe Bryant’s 42nd birthday. But tragically, as almost everyone knows, Kobe died suddenly and unexpectedly in a helicopter accident. Kobe’s death underscores why proper estate planning is important. You never know the time and hour when you will pass from this world. If you have young children it is exceedingly important to have a proper plan in place. Even if you already have a [...]

Celebrity Monday: Kobe Bryant’s Estate Plan Had A Flaw2020-08-24T19:24:43+00:00

Flexible Education Funding Options for Uncertain COVID-19 Times

2020-07-14T16:21:23+00:00

COVID-19 has changed everything. Things we all took for granted, like school starting in the fall are now exceedingly uncertain. No one knows what the education landscape will be like in 2020-2021. Will classes continue to be online? Will colleges open and allow students on campus, or will they be bunking with mom and dad for the fall semester? Despite all the uncertainty, one certainty remains: education is still going to [...]

Flexible Education Funding Options for Uncertain COVID-19 Times2020-07-14T16:21:23+00:00

Your Time Is Valuable. Let’s Get a Jump Start on the Estate Planning Process

2020-08-10T16:42:44+00:00

Time seems to be the one thing we just can’t get enough of. This is especially true if you are one of our nurses or frontline healthcare workers. You work tirelessly caring for others and may not have a lot of free time to work on your estate planning. If you are able to answer the following questions or at least think them through, you can get a jump start on [...]

Your Time Is Valuable. Let’s Get a Jump Start on the Estate Planning Process2020-08-10T16:42:44+00:00

Special Estate Planning Considerations for Art and Other Collections

2020-05-26T17:38:14+00:00

Many people have collections about which they are quite passionate: The collections may be very valuable, for example, art collections, coins, stamps, or designer handbags, or they may have more sentimental than monetary value, such as political bumper stickers, postcards, or rocks. Regardless of its dollar value, if you have a collection, it should be included in your estate plan. You should make arrangements in advance to ensure that the collection [...]

Special Estate Planning Considerations for Art and Other Collections2020-05-26T17:38:14+00:00

Caught in the Undertow: How No Estate Plan (or a Bad One) Could Leave Your Family Overwhelmed

2020-05-26T17:30:21+00:00

Many people love to spend part of their summer vacation at the beach, enjoying the ocean and sunshine. But there may be unseen dangers that are crucial for beachgoers to keep in mind: For example, the undertow is a current of water, often quite powerful, below the surface, that is moving away from shore when waves are approaching it. It can easily knock a smaller person off balance and could be [...]

Caught in the Undertow: How No Estate Plan (or a Bad One) Could Leave Your Family Overwhelmed2020-05-26T17:30:21+00:00

Caring For Yourself with the Right Estate Planning Prescription

2020-05-26T16:18:59+00:00

To all front-line and “essential” workers: Thank you for all of your hard work—day in and day out (and often evenings, nights, and weekends). You tirelessly give of yourself to care for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Whether you are caring for them in a hospital, therapy room, or patient’s home, you are there to protect and help the patient gain a better tomorrow. However, one important [...]

Caring For Yourself with the Right Estate Planning Prescription2020-05-26T16:18:59+00:00