Same Sex Estate Planning After DOMA

ESTATE PLANNING FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES The Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor signaled a new era for same-sex marriages legally performed under state law. The central ruling in Windsor held that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional by depriving same-sex couples of equal protection under the law. Importantly, Windsor did not address whether states are required to recognize same-sex marriages performed …

How To Handle Digital Assets?

As people continue to use the Internet for paying bills and social interaction, many people are starting to wonder what will happen to their digital assets when they die. Digital assets are an important part of estate planning these days and you want to name a reliable person to access your Internet accounts when you no longer can. The online …

What Are The Basics of Estate Planning?

Estrada Legal PC works with individuals to create appropriate estate plans to ensure that they and their family are protected from unplanned events. Simply stated, we believe your family is your most important asset. You may be wondering what exactly is included in an estate plan or if you need planning for your current assets. Many people believe that estate …

What do I Need to Know When Accepting an Inheritance?

Inheriting money from a loved one after they pass is special gift, but the responsibility of receiving a large sum of money can also have certain implications. Estrada Legal P.C. is able to help those who inherit money from a loved one understand the legal aspects of inheriting money. Consider Every Option When a loved one passes, take time to …

Things For Young Families to Consider

Young families are not protected from emergencies or death. Although the thought that people live forever is nice, the truth is that not everyone survives until the age of 80 unharmed. Creating estate-planning tools to protect you and your young family in the future is vital. Once you reach the age of 18 all legal issues in regards to your …

Baby Boomers and Estate Planning

The group of individuals considered baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964. This group began reaching retirement age in 2011 and studies show that many of these individuals may not have established estate-planning documents. It is important for baby boomers to look into establishing certain legal documents to protect them during retirement time. Studies also show that the rise …

Open Communication on Estate Planning

When creating an estate plan for your young family you and your spouse may want to consider the children’s opinion. Open communication about the future is important and critical for the estate plan and is recommended, especially to avoid the potential of a family feud. Guardianship Although the idea of death is not a comfortable topic, it might be important …

Estate Planning For Young Families

Many young families may put estate planning on the back burner, mistakenly believing it does not apply to them. The truth is there is no way to predict the future. People do not live forever and not everyone is fortunate enough to live well into their 80’s. It is important, particularly where children are involved, to put a plan in …