Estate Planning

Estate planning is not just for wealthy people. Almost everyone has an estate.

Your estate is comprised of everything you own, such as your real estate, vehicles, checking and savings account, retirement plans, life insurance policies, and personal possessions. Estate planning allows you to appoint trusted individuals to manage your affairs and make medical decisions for you if you become incapacitated, and ensure your property is distributed how and to whom you choose after you die.

Choosing a Guardian

The factor that worries parents most is not what will happen to their stuff if the unthinkable happens…it’s who will take care of their kids. Articles in this section provide guidance on choosing a guardian for your children.

Planning for Special Circumstances

Whether you’re single, married or part of a blended or non-traditional family, you may have questions about how laws about estate planning apply to you. Articles in this section provide information on how to plan for your special circumstances.

Questions About Estate Tax

The estate tax is probably the most hated tax in the country, perhaps because many people believe that everybody who dies will be pay estate taxes. In reality, less than 1% of Americans will ever pay a penny of estate taxes. Articles in this answer questions you may have about the estate tax.