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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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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Spring Cleaning: Helpful Tools for Organization

Spring has sprung! As our lives become busier, we tend to place organization on the lower end of the priority list.  Since Spring is the season of fresh starts, this is a great time to revisit the things you have been putting off and incorporate some tools to help you stay organized!

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Should I Do My Estate Planning Online???

The worldwide web has provided us with great opportunity to be more independent as consumers. However, as convenient it may seem, you might want to think twice before creating an estate plan online!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Buying Vs. Renting Commercial Real Estate: What Are The Tax Benefits?

Tax Fun for Business Owners!  A common dilemma that many business owners face is whether to own or rent a business property...


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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Trusts In The Age Of Trump: Time To Re-Engineer Your Estate Plan

Ashlea Ebeling with Forbes discusses what you need to know about some of the recent changes to federal tax law. 

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

What California Wildfire Victims Should Know About Insurance And Loss Of Use

 by Megan Gorman, Forbes 
When California insurance broker Chris Thorndike awoke on Friday morning, he was besieged with an unusual amount of voicemail and inbox messages with the ominous title “Wildfire Updates”. From that moment on, Thorndike, who is President of NorthStar Risk Management & Insurance in Walnut Creek, California worked to help 15 of his clients under mandatory evacuation in the Malibu and Thousand Oaks area understand how their insurance would help them as the fires played out.


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