Estate Planning During a Pandemic

Estate Planning During a Pandemic

A recent study has shown that the number of Americans who have actively engaged in estate planning over the last three years has decreased by almost twenty-five percent. Intriguingly, the same study shows that while sixty percent of the people polled consider estate planning valuable, fewer than one-third of the same respondents indicated that they actually had a will or other vital estate planning documents established. While it has been […]

What Should You Consider When Forming an Estate Plan?

What Should You Consider When Forming an Estate Plan?

Though estate planning is one area of practice that rarely succumbs to the political whims, we are currently heading down a path that suggests critical changes, particularly in the area of estate tax law, are looming over us without the necessary preparations being undertaken by those tasked with safeguarding the country’s well-being. More specifically, without Congressional intervention, the lifetime exemption will be cut in half in less than 5 years, […]

Estate Planning in the Time of Coronavirus

Estate Planning in the Time of Coronavirus

With Coronavirus cases continuing to dominate the national conversation and shape the way we as a society reevaluate our own sense of mortality, estate planning decisions have naturally followed suit. More, there has been a palpable sense of urgency reverberating throughout the country as a direct result of this pandemic to both procure and establish their end-of-life plans sooner than many previously anticipated. Unfortunately, the same push for estate planning […]

Estate Planning Amidst a Pandemic

Estate Planning Amidst a Pandemic

The current pandemic has created a number of issues that continue to reverberate throughout the nation. While a volatile stock market and frightening unemployment numbers are often expected whenever something as life-altering as COVID-19 comes along, some of the other ripple effects that have arrived in its wake likely were not as foreseeable. One effect of the pandemic has been an increase in requests for wills and other estate planning […]

Divorce and Estate Planning

Divorce and Estate Planning

Current research has shown that Americans fifty-years-old and above are divorcing at an increasingly higher rate. As a result, estate planning professionals have begun to sound the alarm so that others might take note of the recent indirect uptick in estate planning issues concerning the very same population. Divorcing later in life often acts to further confuse many Americans when it comes to the estate planning process, due in some […]