Who’d-A-Thunk? Estate Planning is a Ratings Hit!

Estate planning is many things: responsible, important, wise. But the one thing that we estate planning attorneys never quite imagined it would be is good television! View image | gettyimages.com That’s exactly what it is, though! A new TV series called “Strange Inheritance” recently debuted on Fox Business Network (FBN) and it scored the highest premiere ratings in the history …

To Trust or Create a Trust?: Parents and the Inheritance Debate

People who happen to have family and fortune want to protect them both, but they often face a crisis of conscience: how much to leave the kids (and under which terms)? http://gty.im/6622-000023b We’ve all heard stories about children who turn out to be poor stewards of their deceased parents’ estates. So-called “trust fund babies” are notorious for squandering millions on …

Who Should Be Your Beneficiary?

Who Should Be Your Beneficiary? A recent New York Times article (Article Here) addresses an increasing problem for Americans: Choosing the person or entity who should be your beneficiary. For many adults without children, grandchildren or other close relatives, the issue of their beneficiary must be closely considered. As families opt to not have children, this issue may become increasingly …