As the baby boomer generation approaches one of the largest transfers of wealth in U.S. history, many people are focusing on how to facilitate the flow of their assets to their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. While passing along more liquid assets like stocks, bonds and cash can be straightforward, “hard” assets like property, art and
Whether you are adopting or giving birth to a child, overseeing a minor’s life is fraught with expansive (and expensive) tasks: Feeding, fretting, toileting, and procuring seem to consume the new parent. So, while it is understandable why new parents are laser-focused on their newborn’s immediate needs, they should have the wherewithal to remember the
Most people have a will. But a simple will often doesn’t cover some complex issues facing your heirs, which is why I recommend an estate plan. I work with doctors, accountants and other professionals, small-business owners and people getting ready to retire. They may have a will and a trust for their children, but an
It’s an important question: Who can be trusted to take care of your estate when you’re gone? When you pass away and your will is accepted for probate, your executor “steps into your shoes,” meaning he or she can perform all the legal tasks you used to do. This includes selling your property, paying creditors,
Whether your company has decided to move its headquarters or operations to a new state or asked you to move to a different office location, you likely have a myriad of questions running through your mind. Where will I live? How are the schools? What’s the cost of living difference? Who are the best doctors?
Estate planning can seem daunting and overwhelming. It may even conjure up negative emotions for some. Perhaps that’s why an estimated 64% of Americans don’t have a will or any type of estate plan in place. Unfortunately, that means a majority of the population is at risk of leaving their families or business partners a