We are in the first few weeks of the back-to-school season! Many students are starting to settle back into their school-year routines and are becoming accustomed to new rhythms and ways of doing things. For some, however, it may feel a bit harder to figure things out or to do things the way it seems they are expected to do them. As a parent, you may be starting to notice that your child is struggling in some way. If so, we want to make parents aware of accommodations and modifications that schools offer that may help their children with completing their schoolwork or make them more comfortable in an educational setting. [Read more…]
This Sunday is National Grandparents Day! Grandparents and elders play a crucial role in molding and ensuring a promising future for the upcoming generations, and we’d like to take a moment to recognize the ways they nurture, develop, and shape our lives. [Read more…]
It’s that time of year again! Children of all ages are going back to school. During this time, it’s not only important to pack your backpack and do back-to-school shopping, but it’s also a good time to think about doing your estate planning homework and creating or updating an estate plan as a part of ensuring that your children are taken care of. Here are a few things you might want to consider for your “back-to-school” estate planning list. [Read more…]
Congratulations to all recent high school graduates! As graduation season comes to an end, it is time to think about planning and preparing for their future. Once your child turns 18, they legally become an adult, which comes with many responsibilities. As a parent, now is the best time to encourage them to prepare essential legal documents in case of an emergency, especially basic estate planning documents. Here are a few suggestions on documents your high school graduate should have before heading off to college or their first full-time job. [Read more…]
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there! For some, this may be your first Mother’s Day. Whether you have been a mom for a day or twenty years, we can generally all agree that we want to protect and love our children. In this blog, we will highlight the important estate planning actions you should take and the changes to make as a new or expecting mom to make sure your children are taken care of in the ways that matter to you. [Read more…]
For many people, some of our biggest inspirations are celebrities. It is common for the rich and famous to have estate plans, but celebrities make mistakes and sometimes they can be costly. In this blog, we will dive into three different famous musicians’ estate plans and look at where they went wrong. [Read more…]
After getting divorced or losing a spouse, some people may choose to get remarried. It is important to protect not only your significant other but also your children. Along with ensuring that your plan cares for your loved ones in the way you want, it is also especially important in blended families to communicate your wishes clearly so that everyone is on the same page to decrease any chances of frustration or fighting after you die. [Read more…]
This spring, put some time aside to make a Family Binder.
What is a Family binder? A family binder is a binder where you keep any important information about you and your family. It is important to have one in case of an emergency, so you can find any important information immediately or if you suddenly must leave your family, pets, and medical conditions in the hands of someone else.
Reminder: It is never too early to start estate planning!
Estate planning is critical for young families to protect their little ones if the unthinkable happens. By planning and updating, you are ensuring that your child will be cared for if you pass away. Having a plan can also make sure money is set aside for necessities and college, and that your children’s guardian knows your wishes for where and how you want your children to be cared for. In this blog, we will address 3 common questions we are asked by young parents who are just getting their estate planning journey started.
Choosing a guardian for your child if you no longer can care for them can be a daunting task, but it is extremely necessary. If you do not have an appointed guardian and something happens to you, the court system will appoint one for you. There is also a risk that your child may be placed into foster care if the court believes a relative is incapable of caring for the children.