Don’t Procrastinate – Plan Your Estate!


Estate planning is the process of drafting documents that set out instructions regarding what happens when a person dies or becomes disabled. Many individuals procrastinate when it comes to their estate plan. However, procrastination can cause significant issues, including:   Process of Probate In some situations, a decedent’s estate may not have to go through … More Don’t Procrastinate – Plan Your Estate!

Thinking of transferring your house to your children? Think Twice!


The kids will get it anyway once I die, so why not transfer my home to them now. God forbid I get sick and require long term care, I don’t want the equity in my home to go towards these expenses.  This may sound like a good idea, but there are unforeseen pitfalls to be … More Thinking of transferring your house to your children? Think Twice!

What Happens to Your Facebook Account When You Die?


This Wall Street Journal Article discusses the choices now available for your Facebook account when you die. You can finally decide what happens to your Facebook account when you die. In a change of heart, the world’s most popular social network will begin allowing its members to designate someone—what they call a “legacy contact”—to manage … More What Happens to Your Facebook Account When You Die?

Estate Planning Tip: Write Down those Usernames and Passwords.


One of the main goals in estate planning is to provide for a clear and efficient way to distribute assets upon your death. This process can become much more frustrating for your family if they are unable to access your online account information with your banks, stock brokers,  etc. Thus, it is a good idea … More Estate Planning Tip: Write Down those Usernames and Passwords.

Robin Williams’s Estate Plan: He got it right.


 Most of the time when you read about celebrities and their estate plans it is to point out something they may have done wrong, but today I am pleased to report that based on preliminary reports from TMZ, Robin Williams may have made the right moves in his estate planning by establishing  a revocable trust … More Robin Williams’s Estate Plan: He got it right.