1. Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Dies Without A Will – Part 1

    On November 27th, nine days after being pulled unconscious from a house fire in a beachfront home in New London, Connecticut, Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of the online shoe retailer Zappos, died due to complications of smoke inhalation. Hsieh, who was single and had no children, was just 46. Although the cause of the fire is still under investigation, law enforcement ruled …Read More

  2. 4 Tips For Talking About Estate Planning With Your Family Over the Holidays

    With COVID-19 still raging, your 2020 holiday season may not feature the big family get-togethers of years past, but you’ll still likely be visiting with loved ones in some fashion, whether via video chat or in smaller groups. Though the holidays are always a good time to bring up estate planning, given the ongoing pandemic, talking about these issues is particularly urg…Read More

  3. Remarrying in Midlife? Avoid Accidentally Disinheriting Your Loved Ones

    Today, we’re seeing more and more people getting divorced in middle age and beyond. Indeed, the trend of couples getting divorced after age 50 has grown so common, it’s even garnered its own nickname: “gray divorce.” Today, roughly one in four divorces involve those over 50, and divorce rates for this demographic have doubled in the past 30 years, according to the …Read More

  4. Will Your Estate Plan Actually Work When Your Family Needs It?

    If you’re like most people, you likely think estate planning is just one more task to check off your endless “to-do” list. You may shop around and find a lawyer to create planning documents for you, or you might try creating your own DIY plan using online documents. Then you’ll put those documents into a drawer, mentally check "estate planning" off your to-do list,…Read More

  5. Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Without A Will – Part 2

    On October 15th, nearly two months after the death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, his wife Taylor Simone Ledward filed documents with the Los Angeles probate court seeking to be named administrator of his estate. Earlier this year, Boseman and Ledward were married, and the marriage gives Ledward the right to any assets held in Boseman’s name at his death. Bosema…Read More

  6. Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Without A Will – Part 1

    On October 15th, nearly two months after the death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, filed documents with the Los Angeles probate court seeking to be named administrator of his estate. Earlier this year, Boseman and Ledward were married, and the marriage gives Ledward the right to any assets held in Boseman’s name at his death. Bose…Read More

  7. Money and Kids

    Money Talk: How Much Will You Share With Your Kids (and When)? In many families, money still is not a typical dinner table discussion, but we think it should be. Surprisingly, this is especially true when it comes to affluent parents. And, we hope to change it because one of the most important things you can do is talk to your kids (and your parents) about money. According…Read More