Estate Planning for Blended Families

Getting married and blending families is tough. Doing proper estate planning for a “yours, mine and ours” family presents many special challenges. This article sets forth problems and provides solutions …

Estate Planning

Is a Living Trust Right for You?

The use of a revocable trust (sometimes referred to as a “living trust” or “family trust”) to plan one’s estate has become very popular.  Despite the popularity of the revocable …

Do-It-Yourself Legal Forms

Having been an estate planning attorney for over 20 years, I have had many people ask, “Can I do my own estate planning documents?” I don’t hesitate with my answer. …

Simply Perfect Ways to Give to Charity

When doing your estate planning, you have the chance to benefit those individuals and institutions that benefited you in your lifetime. Many charitable donors have shown their appreciation to different …

I Died….What Happens To My Pets?

This is a relevant question to anyone with pets. Having been a pet owner for 40 years, and as an estate planning attorney for 23 years, I’ve been keenly interested in and …