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 →

Olympic medals come with a price tag: Why this matters in estate planning

The Olympic medals don’t come free. Every medal winner in Sochi, from Sage Kotsenburg who won gold in snowboard slopestyle to Julia Mancuso who won bronze in skiing super combined, will owe the U.S. government as much as $10,000 in taxes just for bringing home a medal. The U.S. is one of only a handful of developed countries who tax Continue Reading →