Estate planning in the electronic age: protecting your digital assets

Take a moment to think about your digital footprint. Do you have accounts on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest? What about business networks like those established by industry groups, alumni associations or on LinkedIn? Do you have online access to pay your credit cards, utilities, mortgage, car payments, student loans or other debts? […]

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Living Trust: Alternative to a Will

Clients often say to me that they have been “told” that they need a “family” trust or “living” trust. For those with an estate of any significance, and especially if the estate includes real property, with or without equity, Whether a single person or married couple, the advice is appropriate. The terms “family” and “living” […]

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Do not put off preparing for incapacity in your estate plan

Alzheimer’s disease affects about 5 million people age 65 and older nationwide, according to estimates from the Alzheimer’s Association. Over the next 35 years or so, some estimates predict that number will triple as the elderly population in the United States continues to increase. Meanwhile, studies repeatedly show that fewer than half of all Americans […]

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