Don’t let life insurance proceeds go missing

It’s impossible to know what life has in store—just ask Joan Rivers who went in for a routine surgery recently and suffered cardiac arrest that led to her passing. It’s uncertain when the inevitable will happen but you can at least provide some certainty about the future of your children and loved ones. Life insurance is a must if you’re Continue Reading →

National Make a Will Month – Kim Ruddell’s Story – “A Tale of Proscrastination”

Estate planning – what exactly does that mean? Most people are vaguely aware that there is a magical document out there called a “Will”. Some people even have a grandiose picture in their mind that when they are on their death bed, they will dictate their Will to their lifelong friend and personal attorney. (Because we all have that, right??) Continue Reading →

10 Best Estate Planning Movies!

Estate planning and selecting a guardian can be a gloomy and existential topic, but here are 10 awesome movies that make estate planning funny, loving, quirky, and sweet. Which is your favorite? 1. The Big Chill: “Amazing tradition. They throw a great party for you on the one day they know you can’t come.” 2. Harold and Maude: “A lot of people enjoy being dead. Continue Reading →

No. 1 in Our Series: Welcome to Wills & Wellness

Congratulations! You’ve finally made the decision to come in and meet with our firm to learn more about guardianship and estate planning. We know it wasn’t easy getting to this point. You are doing the right thing in learning about why an estate plan for your family is truly essential. (And how having one gives you an even deeper peace Continue Reading →

Challenge a will at your own risk

When it comes to executing a will, many people worry unnecessarily that their will might be contested. In fact, wills are seldom contested and even when they are, challenges rarely succeed. And before most challenges are filed, the beneficiary has to think long and hard about whether bringing a challenge is worth it—because if a will is properly drafted it Continue Reading →