In honor of Earth Day: Can an estate plan be paperless?

    Can an estate plan be paperless? In typical lawyerly fashion, the answer is it depends. Of course the less paper the better! But to ensure your family has a smooth transition in case of your incapacity or disability, “paper-lite” might be a better approach than purely “paperless”. We are not quite there technologically to electronically sign—-and more importantly, Continue Reading →

In honor of Earth Day: Can an estate plan be paperless?

In typical lawyerly fashion, the answer is it depends. Of course the less paper the better! But to ensure your family has a smooth transition in case of your incapacity or disability, “paper-lite” might be a better approach than purely “paperless.” We are not quite there technologically to electronically sign—and more importantly, to rely on the widespread acceptance of an Continue Reading →

What we can learn from Paul Walker and Heath Ledger’s estates

Do you have a will? Even though people are living longer every day, you may be tempted to put it off a few more years—but think again. Be edgy and get a will; you’ll be in the minority. A will is the most popular of estate planning documents and what most people think is all they need when it comes Continue Reading →