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 …

Understanding the Probate Process

It is common to hear the statement, “I want to avoid probate” or “I don’t want my family to go through the horrors of probate.” When you ask these same …

Hurricane Valley Business of the Month

Barney McKenna & Olmstead was honored as the Business of the Month by the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce at their recent monthly luncheon. The firm’s Hurricane office was opened …

Operational Excellence

Owners of small or closely-held businesses may encounter certain challenges with respect to operational excellence that are less applicable in larger entities. Often times these small businesses operate less formally …

Estate Planning for Children

Few tasks we attempt during our lives have a greater impact on our family than creating an estate plan. Proper planning can ensure the future of our children, whereas little …