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Discussing Death and End of Life Wishes with Those Close to You

While there is an enormous amount of information out there for family members dealing with sick loved ones and their impending death, you may feel uncertain about how to discuss it yourself. You may not be feeling well which exacerbates the difficulty in discussing end of life, or you may still be healthy and in the planning stages, but still uncertain how to broach the subject with your family and loved ones. Whether you know death is imminent or not, it is extremely valuable to begin planning with the help of a skilled estate planning attorney. In doing so, you… Read More

Disabled Family Members: Providing with the Special Needs Trust

While estate planning is not only for the affluent, most individuals who are motivated to create a will, the advance directive for health care, powers of attorney, and trusts have amassed some assets which they want to pass down to those they care about. You may have married not long ago, had a child or two, and began thinking about how you want to shape your estate and protect your loved ones—or, you may have been working hard for decades and have many of the rewards to show for that after raising a family and already enjoying grandkids. To make… Read More

Last Will and Testament: Yes, You Should Have One!

At any time in your life if you find yourself wondering when you should create a will, the answer will always be the same: now. Think about it. From the time you were a kid until now, you have probably always had an ‘estate’ of some sort, with belongings you would like to give to specific people—whether they are precious comic books or valuable real estate. While you can designate your property to be given to any person or organization, usually loved ones are named. If you know that you have personal effects and property you would like to hand… Read More

Resuming Life After a Loved One Passes Away

If you have recently lost a loved one, you may be having trouble moving on and getting back into life as you knew it before their death. This is normal, but for some—and often depending on the closeness of the relationship—it may take longer to heal; in fact, you may find that everyone in your family deals with the death of a parent, sibling, or other relative differently. It may help to talk about the pain you are feeling, or fielding the ongoing concerns from others may just make you feel worse, constantly reminded of the person you loved who… Read More

Revocable Living Trust: Should I Consider One?

It’s no wonder that so many of us put off setting up our estate plans. Unless you are well-versed in estate planning law or have studied up on the subject, many of the terms—and the process altogether—can seem intimidating. You may already be procrastinating or feeling uncomfortable about facing your mortality as you organize your personal effects and assets to be handed down after you are gone, and a learning curve regarding the law may seem like too much to handle. That’s precisely why so many rely on an experienced estate planning law firm like Scriber Law Group for their… Read More

LGBT Estate Planning: Why Couples Must Put Everything in Writing

LGBT estate planning is crucial for couples who will be leaving behind assets after they die and care what happens to them. With a will acting as the crux of the estate plan, you are able to protect your family in the future as well as being able to designate who receives what after you are gone, eliminating as much conflict as possible between heirs—along with providing for any minors, setting up guardianships, and designating an executor. Same Sex Couples Often Have Unique Concerns As you go through the estate planning process, you may want to discuss many of the… Read More

Estate Plan Reviews Should Be Performed Periodically

There are so many reasons you may have put off creating an estate plan, from the typically busy schedule that often keeps us from doing anything that is not of immediate priority to classic procrastination where we aren’t going to do anything until the issue is forced—to a reluctance to deal with our own mortality. When it comes to making your will, however, and putting together all the other valuable details of an estate plan, the best time to do will always be now. If you have loved ones you want to protect financially in the future and have assets… Read More

Establishing Durable Powers of Attorney

Estate planning is mainly about protection—and while this is mainly for your loved ones in the future, it can also be about protecting yourself and the decisions you know you would want to make, even if you were not competent. The estate planning process is one that should be carefully thought out—and carried out—with the help of a skilled estate planning attorney, but it is also one that always carries a sense of urgency behind it. Creating a will and all the other facets of an estate plan should be done as soon as you realize you have personal effects… Read More

LGBT Couples Should Consider Putting All Assets into a Joint Ownership

As we have mentioned before, the ultimate way to get out of estate planning is to leave absolutely nothing behind. And while this is certainly not unheard of, if you have worked hard all your life to provide for your family, that probably is not changing now. Even the most organized individuals will put off creating an estate plan though because of many reasons. Often, we don’t want to face the idea of our eventual deaths—or we feel so full of life today that we are not in touch with the concept of mortality at all. Others find the legal… Read More

Probate Prevention: Five Ways to Protect Your Estate

Making an estate plan is about far more than exerting control after you are gone. It is a way to organize your finances while you are still of sound mind, allowing you to decide how you want to divide your assets. With the help of a skilled estate planning attorney, you can be assured that your personal effects and property will be handed down as you wanted, along with avoiding the pitfalls of probate. Considered by most to be a nightmarish legal limbo that can be both time-consuming and expensive, the probate process is famous for keeping much-needed assets out… Read More