We are more than halfway to Christmas. Many people may be starting Christmas shopping already! Before you know it, Christmas cards and wrapping paper … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas in August
By Jeffery J. McKenna Getting your affairs in order creates a sense of peace. This can be especially true given the current uncertainties. Here … [Read more...] about Estate planning in uncertain times
Getting married and blending families is tough. Doing proper estate planning for a “yours, mine and ours” family presents many special challenges. … [Read more...] about Estate planning for blended families
Thanksgiving brings great memories. As a young boy growing up, I loved meeting at grandma’s house on 21st Street in old Las Vegas. We crammed … [Read more...] about Gratitude and Estate Planning
Even if your children are grown with families of their own, you can probably remember scenes of sibling rivalry when they were younger. In some … [Read more...] about ‘An estate is more than just money’
"Cost basis" is a term unfamiliar to most. Estate planning lawyers and accountants use it a lot, but what does it mean? Cost basis is used to … [Read more...] about What is “step-up in tax basis”?
A topic that seems rarely to be addressed by the media, but which has serious consequences, is elder abuse. Caring for frail older people is a very … [Read more...] about Elder abuse
Cohabitation has become more common even among older couples. There are many reasons couples chose to live together rather than marry, including … [Read more...] about Cohabitation Agreements
What if you want to make sure that a family member does not receive any of your assets after you die? Even though the word “disinherit” may conjure up … [Read more...] about How do I disinherit a family member?
Throughout my twenty years as an estate planning attorney, I have experienced the effects of the above question. Too often, the problem has been … [Read more...] about How do I discuss estate planning with my family and loved ones?