You Can Control Some Of Your Future

“No matter how much or how little you have, estate planning determines the future of your belongings, your money, and your family if you are incapacitated or after we pass… only 32% of American adults have a will or other estate planning documents, according to Caring.com’s 2020 Estate Planning and Wills Study, because they simply…

Larry King Left Lots of Questions Behind

LA Times – Larry King’s handwritten will complicates the fight over talk-show host’s estateFebruary 16, 2021 Larry King was famous for saying he never researched or prepared for an interview with a guest. He just let it happen. That may work for a TV interview but it’s a recipe for disaster when it comes to…

Estate Plans and “Expectations” of the Heirs

“The death of a loved one will almost always illicit any repressed feelings, [feelings of greed, entitlement], and grudges held by [the children and other] heirs [causing those feelings] to come front and center, which is usually a recipe for disaster as far as the disposition of that loved one’s estate.”1 Heirs may have the…

Fair ≠ Equal in Estate Planning

When it comes to determining what assets get left to which beneficiary (child, friend, sibling, niece, nephew, etc.). I often hear one of two things… “I want to give equally to my beneficiaries,” or “I want to be fair in how I distribute my assets.” Equal means just that – Party A gets $000, Party…