What Is an “I Love You” Will?

What Is an “I Love You” Will?

An “I love you” will might sound sweet and like the perfect option when you are in a thriving marriage with your spouse, but estate planning takes more than just love to create something that will stand the test of time. If you are estate planning with your spouse,...
How to Include Pets in Your Estate Planning

How to Include Pets in Your Estate Planning

For many of us, pets are just as much a part of the family as our children, so when we start the estate planning process, it makes sense that they will be included in some capacity. When we pass, we want to make sure that our pets will be well taken care of, and...
Handling Estate Planning When Newly Divorced

Handling Estate Planning When Newly Divorced

Divorce has many moving parts, and now there is another one to consider – your estate plan. You and your spouse likely created much of your estate plan together and are intermingled in most of it. In addition to everything else that comes with divorce, you will need...
Five Common Myths About Probate

Five Common Myths About Probate

The estate planning process can be complicated, leading to many people believing misconceptions that are heard through the grapevine. In reality, much of what we hear about estate planning and the probate process is simply not true. So, as you begin the process of...
What Does It Mean to Assign a Power of Attorney?

What Does It Mean to Assign a Power of Attorney?

Assigning a power of attorney is more than simply choosing someone to speak on your behalf when you are incapacitated. Much more goes into the choice and what they can do for you. Since these individuals will speak for you and abide by your wishes when you cannot do...
What to Expect During Probate

What to Expect During Probate

Probates can look different for every family. It is likely to last a few months to as long as over a year, depending on the amount of assets and difficulties that arise within the last will and the beneficiaries. Probate will also last longer if the deceased did not...