Update Your Estate Plan

Posted on August 29, 2017

If you do not continuously update your estate plan, then it will not be as effective as you want it to be. After people get an estate plan, the last thing many of them want to do again, is to go back to the estate planning attorney and make changes. It can be expensive to do so and it takes time away from other things. It also forces people to think again about their own

The Wrong Ashes

Posted on August 28, 2017

A pet cemetery and crematory in Illinois is accused of giving pet owners the ashes of animals that are not their own. While a local animal rescue volunteer was searching for a missing dog at an Illinois pet cemetery and crematorium that also had an attached animal shelter, he noticed a smell coming from a refrigerator on the property. The closer the volunteer got to the refrigerator, the more overpowering that the smell became. Upon

Gray Divorces

Posted on August 25, 2017

More senior citizens are divorcing their spouses than in previous generations. That leads to some estate planning complications. It used to be that once people entered retirement age, it was extremely rare for them to seek a divorce. That is no longer the case. Elderly people are getting divorced today at an increasing rate. These so called “gray divorces”, can present unique legal challenges. They can be difficult enough for divorce attorneys who must sort

Getting Married

Posted on August 24, 2017

If you are getting married, then you need to create an estate plan or update the one that you already have. When you decide to get married, you normally are focused on all the good times you expect to have with your future spouse. You might think about the trips that you will take together, the kids that you hope to have, and whatever it is that makes you and your potential spouse happy together.
After you get an estate plan, you need to make sure that your spouse knows what to do with it. An estate plan is only as effective as the people who are tasked to implement it. The most well-written legal documents in the world are worth nothing, if they are not carried out by people who know how to interpret them and what to do with them. You can have everything about your estate and

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