Ethical wills are now written by men and women alike with the goal of communicating personal wisdom and values to the next generation. Learn more about this form of passing down your legacy.
If your pets feel like family members, as they do for so many of us, it makes sense to include instructions for their care in your estate plan. Here’s what to know.
If you own valuable artwork, antiques or other collectibles, then you may want to consider how to correctly distribute these assets upon your death. Here are eight planning techniques you can initiate while you’re alive.
The treatment of retirement accounts is a vital element of estate planning. Failing to map out what to do with the accounts could lead to a expensive and time-consuming process for your loved ones. Attorney Mike Collins with the Collins Firm has some advice for what to prioritize.
Without an incapacity plan in place, a judge can appoint someone to take control of an incapacitated person’s estate and make medical and decisions on their behalf. Attorney Mike Collins with the Collins Firm has tips for incapacity planning and choosing the right person to call the shots about your care.
How can you ensure your inheritance is protected long after you’re gone and that endowments go to the right people? Mike Collins with the Collins Firm has some tips to factor into your estate planning.
The new tax plan means changes to the federal estate tax law. Attorney Mike Collins with the Collins Firm has some tips to make sure you’re planning correctly and making the most out of the new laws.
As people start the estate-planning process, many have the same question – is a trust or a will best for me? Attorney Mike Collins with the Collins Firm has some tips when it comes to which option is best for you and your family.
If something happened to you or your spouse, who would get all your assets? It’s morbid but necessary to consider. Here’s what you need to know.
The passing of the tax reform bill could mean changes to your estate planning, no matter your tax bracket.
Losing a spouse is tough enough without making it a financial loss as well. The average age of a widow in the U.S. is much younger than you might think — would you be ready to make it on your own for decades? Wealth adviser Nina Mitchell explains what to keep track of.
It’s natural that as we come to terms with our parents growing older, we begin to think about our own aging. Unfortunately, it might take negative experiences to motivate us.
There are many “what ifs” to consider when giving an inheritance. How do you make sure your wealth gets distributed in accordance with your intentions?
This week, the focus is on estate planning.
WASHINGTON — No one likes to think about wills, living trusts or anything that deals with mortality, and a new survey shows that lots of Americans are still avoiding the issue. CBS News reports that…
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