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Friday, October 18, 2019

Don't fall into the trap of a "Quick" and "Simple" Estate Plan!

“I just need a simple will.” It’s a phrase estate planning attorneys hear practically every other day.  

From the client’s perspective, there’s no reason to do anything complicated, especially if it might lead to higher legal fees.  Unfortunately, what may appear to be a “simple” estate is all too often rife with complications that, if not addressed during the planning process, can create a nightmare for you and your heirs at some point in the future.   In this post, I go over some of the potential pitfalls & unintended problems that can arise from so-called "simple wills"...

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Student Loan Debt: The Albatross of the Average College Student

Student loans have become a necessary evil for many college students.  The increase of college tuition along with the rise of college attendance creates the perfect storm for more student loan debt.  Why is this happening and why is the term, "crisis" used when discussing the issues involving student loans?


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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Three Types of Lawyers to Consider for Your Estate Planning

It seems that there are many options out there when choosing an estate planning attorney.  This week, I give you three different types of lawyers you may come across when looking for right fit to protect your legacy!

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Back to School Checklist #2: Get Your Estate Plan in Order

On last week’s blog, I shared some easy, practical tips on how to get organized prior to the upcoming school year (See Part 1 Here). 
Today, I’ve included some reminders & advice on how to get your estate plan in order, before your schedule fills up and procrastination sets in!


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Friday, July 19, 2019

Why I'm Convinced that Estate Planning is a Women's Issue

Estate planning is important for both sexes, but the pitfalls of failing to plan simply affect women, particularly mothers, much more than men for a host of reasons. 
In this week's blog, Tiffany lists 16 key talking points for women (and everyone else) to consider in order to protect their future selves, families, & loved ones. 


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Friday, June 21, 2019

6 Reasons Why Hiring an Estate Planning Lawyer Beats Doing-It-Yourself

The question shouldn’t be whether or not you can write your own will, but rather whether you SHOULD
The problem is:  you don’t know what you don’t know.


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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Important Estate Planning Considerations for LGBTQ Individuals & Families

Happy LGBTQ Pride Month!   

Most people, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation, should make an estate plan. However, same-sex couples/families and LGBTQ individuals may have more to gain from making an estate plan than others because of the ever-changing nature of the laws surrounding LGBTQ issues.  An estate plan can also help clarify the nature their relationship for those family members or professionals who may not (sadly) understand it or approve of it.  In honor of Pride Month, this week's blog addresses 6 Key Estate Planning Issues to consider for LGBTQ families & individuals.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Trust & Estate Planning FAQs

In this week's blog, our Las Vegas-based trust attorney, Tiffany Ballenger Floyd, answers some of the most frequently asked questions she receives about estate planning. 

 


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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Worst-Case Scenario.

In March of 2017, a good friend of mine died tragically in a horrific car accident.  She left behind her 9-year old twin daughters. The event prompted me to ask- what happens in the Worst Case Scenario... 

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Monday, May 6, 2019

4 Estate Planning Myths That Refuse To Die

Great article that covers common estate planning myths (that we hear about all the time)...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

What is Your Purpose?

Mortality is a bizarre concept to wrap your mind around...

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