How to Protect Loved Ones from Being Disinherited
If your beneficiary designations are out of date and you die without updating those designations, your assets could go the wrong people–a former spouse, for example–no matter what your will says.
Should Each Child Get Equal Inheritance?
Equally sharing the wealth among the children isn’t always fair, such as when one sibling is the primary caretaker, or another is already wealthy.
Ask Mom if She has a Will
My mother told me many times over the years that she had a will, and I believed her. When she passed away, we discovered that her will was 40 years old—and completely useless.
What Assets are Not Considered Part of an Estate?
In presentations regarding essential actions individuals should take regarding inheritance, emphasis is usually placed on drafting a will. This leaves unanswered what happens to assets that do not pass by will —so called non-probate assets.
Can My Ex Get Some of My Estate?
New estate plans are mandatory after a divorce.
How Do You Split an Estate in a Blended Family?
Good estate planning must consider more than what you want to happen to your property and for your beneficiaries. It also must consider what you intentionally want to avoid happening.