The cost of your Estate Plan is determined by the complicity of the plan and the number of documents needed. In most cases, your total cost can be determined as a flat fee at your initial meeting with our Estate Plan Attorney. While the exact amount varies, Estate Plans can run between $500 and $5,000.
You can change your Estate Plan at anytime as long as you are have legal capacity. It is important to do an official amendment with your attorney. Simply making the corrections on your exiting plan can be easily contested since changes to Estate Planning documents have to be made following the same formalities followed when […]
If you have moved within the same state you should review your Estate Plan documents and update it with your new address where needed. If your move has resulted in a change in your personal property you should consult your attorney to make sure any further updates aren’t required. If you have moved to a […]
So, you are in “self-quarantine” or practicing “social distancing” but you have legal matters to address. What do you do – call a local lawyer or go online for services? Online legal services are a popular tool designed to save time and money, but are they a good idea and do you really save anything? […]
You work hard to take care of your pets but have you ever thought about what happens to them after you pass away? Including your pets in your estate plan can give you the piece of mind that your faithful companions are well cared for even after you are no longer able to care for […]
This episode of Focus on Elder Law talks about how charitable giving effects estate planning.
How often you review your Estate Plan varies on your specific needs. Some people review their Estate Plan as often as they review their financial plans. For most people, the general recommendation is every three to five years or anytime there is a major life event such as: a marriage or divorce birth of a […]
You might be surprised by how much your estate has in it. Your estate consists of: your home personal property bank accounts life insurance retirement accounts business ownership and anything else you own when you die Your Estate Plan will dictate how all of these things get handled. Without it, your assets will be distributed […]
A second marriage brings with it many changes. From name changes to beneficiaries, don’t forget to add your Estate Plan and Will to the list of things that need to be updated. Listen to this week’s Focus on Elder Law as Sherri discusses the things to consider with your Estate Planning after remarrying.
We often encounter people using the term ‘nursing home’ to refer to where their elderly relatives live but that many not always be correct. Senior Living options generally fall into 1 of 2 categories, nursing home or assisted living community, which have a few similarities and differences. In general, an Assisted Living Community provides services for […]