Estate Planning Blog

How a Family Loan Impacts Your Estate Plan

Parents always want to do whatever they can to help their children as they leave the nest and venture out on their own.  Parents often want to help their children start a business or buy a home. This allows their children to


3 Simple Ways to Avoid Probate Costs

The bad news: probated estates are subject to a variety of costs from attorneys, executors, appraisers, accountants, courts, and state law. Depending on the probate’s complexity, fees can run into tens of thousands of dollars. The good news: probate costs


Want to Give the Kids an Early Inheritance?

If you’re thinking about giving your children their inheritance early, you’re not alone. A recent Merrill Lynch study suggests that nearly two-thirds of people over the age of 50 would rather pass their assets to the children early than at