Category: Estate Planning

How to Avoid a Disastrous Will or Trust Contest

Posted on July 31, 2019

Content  provided by Wealthcounsel and edited by  Beth Ann R. Lawson, Esq. A will or trust contest can derail your final wishes, rapidly deplete your estate, and tear your loved ones apart. But with proper planning, you can prevent that Read More…

Posted in Estate Planning, Retirement Planning Trusts, Trust & Estate Administration

Proposed Changes to Inherited IRA Stretch Rules

Posted on June 28, 2019

Article written by M. Eldridge Blanton, III, Esq. and Jeremy L. Pryor, Esq. On May 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act.  If its counterpart in the Senate is also Read More…

Posted in Estate Planning, Retirement Planning Trusts

Your Facebook Afterlife: Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Posted on May 14, 2019

Article written by Rhiannon M. Hartman, Esq. Imagine that you have been named the Executor or Trustee to handle the estate of a distant relative and you know very little about its assets.  In 1980, acquiring this type of information Read More…

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Estate Planning Options for Pet Owners: Planning for a Crisis and after Death.

Posted on April 29, 2019

Article written by Bennie A. Wall, Esq. As a pet owner, you should have plans in place ensuring your pet’s care for both your incapacity and your death. Effective estate planning for pet owners will consider not only with whom Read More…

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Six Considerations When Choosing a Pet’s Caregiver

Posted on April 25, 2019

Article written by Bennie A. Wall, Esq. Planning for pets can be one of the most important pieces of your estate planning, and choosing who will be the ideal caregiver to your beloved animal is a key component of any Read More…

Posted in Estate Planning