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2020 Taxes Have Been Extended

Posted by Lauren Rios | Mar 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

As of Friday, March 20, the deadline to file tax returns has also been extended by three months. Taxpayers will now have until July 15th to file and pay their 2019 income taxes (up to $1 million).

Coronavirus Pandemic: Get Your Estate Plan in Order Now

Posted by Lauren Rios | Mar 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

We are living in unprecedented times right now. Over the last few weeks, I have been getting asked questions about how to plan around the Coronavirus pandemic. This post provides advice on what individuals and families should be doing and thinking about to prepare for the unimaginable.

Celebrate Single Parent Day: Take Steps to Provide for Your Kids' Future

Posted by Lauren Rios | Mar 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

In 1984, Congress issued a resolution, signed by President Reagan, establishing March 21st as National Single Parent Day: a day devoted to recognizing the dedication of single parents, who make self-sacrificial efforts to care for their children’s needs, and encouraging family members, friends, and communities to help provide an optimal environment for their children. As a single parent, you should feel proud of your efforts to nurture and care for your children. Read this article to learn about a few additional things you can do to provide for your children’s future that you may not have considered.

Estate Planning...A must whether you have a little or a lot!

Posted by Lauren Rios | Feb 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

While everyone is celebrating during this holiday season, the manner of these celebrations can vary based on differing family traditions, religions, and geographic regions. Estate planning is no different—protecting your family’s future must be customized to fit your and your family’s unique needs. No matter your level of wealth, it is important to understand that the reasons for estate planning are universal.

Five Valuable Traits a Child Can Learn from Working Parents

Posted by Lauren Rios | Feb 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Those of us who work sometimes feel that we are doing our children a disservice. Sure, we bring home a paycheck that benefits our children, but we may miss their activities and other aspects of their daily lives. This can be especially true in two-earner families. But in addition to greater financial security, our jobs provide opportunities for our children to learn many other life skills that they can use throughout their lives.

MILLENNIALS, YOU NEED AN ESTATE PLAN TOO!

Posted by Lauren Rios | Jan 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately, a startling 79% of millennials do not have basic estate plans in place. Your needs and goals may vary, but having an estate plan in place is crucial for every adult, including millennials. You do not know what the future holds, and we can help you make sure that plans are in place that not only provide for your own future needs but also those of your loved ones and pets.

We're Moving Just In Time For Estate Planning Awareness Week!

Posted by Lauren Rios | Oct 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Estate Planning Awareness Week is a great opportunity not only to take steps to make sure your own estate plan is up to date, but also to talk to your family members--especially elderly parents--about creating an estate plan. Estate planning is often a difficult topic to broach, as it brings the unpleasant topics of aging and death to the forefront of our minds. However, creating a proper estate plan can also provide significant peace of mind for your family members by ensuring their life savings are protected, plans are in place in the event they become ill, and their property is passed down according to their wishes. Read this post for a few tips to help you start the conversation.

5 Steps for Coordinating Plans Across Generations

Posted by Lauren Rios | Sep 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Intergenerational estate planning is important. This type of planning is about more than just helping one generation build as much wealth as possible. These plans help prepare heirs to both manage and preserve those assets into the future for long-lasting enjoyment.

Is now the time to remodel your old trust?

Posted by Lauren Rios | Aug 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are several reasons why you should update your existing trust or perhaps your entire estate plan. While estate planning documents do not necessarily have a shelf life, they may not fulfill your goals when your circumstances change. Of course, having estate planning documents that are up-to-date is critical, but how do you know when you should make changes?

Keeping The Peace After You're Gone

Posted by Lauren Rios | Aug 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Let us help you make sure that none of these events unfold. We’re here to guide you every step of the way through creating and maintaining a timely, robust, and strategic estate plan. Give us a call today to make sure your plan is current and includes all the necessary provisions to keep a contest from occurring in the future.

3 Things You Must Do Once Your Divorce Is Final

Posted by Lauren Rios | Aug 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

The divorce process can be long and expensive. However, the work does not end once the divorce decree is signed. In order to ensure that your assets and estate planning wishes are carried out in light of this major life change, there are three things you must do as soon as possible.

When is “living probate” necessary?

Posted by Lauren Rios | Apr 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many people think having just a Will is a sufficient estate plan. However, what most people don't realize is that their Will only goes into effect upon that person's death. What if you become incapacitated? Do you have a plan in place? If not, a conservator may need to be appointed to manage your financial affairs during your incapacity.

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