1. How to Protect Your Assets from a Child’s Divorce

    A child’s wedding day is one of the happiest occasions in life for most parents, especially when they approve wholeheartedly of that child’s choice of mate. Sometimes, however, the choice is not always welcomed, and parents become concerned about how to protect assets they plan to leave their children in case of a divorce. Fortunately, there are several estate planning…Read More

  2. Larry King’s Death Highlights the Importance of Updating Your Estate Plan for Divorce and Death – Part 1

    Legendary TV and radio host, Larry King, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on January 23, 2021 at age 87. Larry was hospitalized in December due to COVID-19, but he’d recently been moved from the ICU to a regular hospital room after recovering from the virus. However, the famed broadcaster suffered from a number of other health conditions over the years,…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. Getting Divorced? Don’t Overlook These 4 Updates to Your Estate Plan – Part 2

    Going through divorce can be an overwhelming experience that impacts nearly every facet of your life, including estate planning. Yet with so much to deal with during the divorce process, many people forget to update their plan or put it off until it’s too late. Failing to update your plan before, during, and after your divorce can have a number of potentially tragic cons…Read More

  5. Getting Divorced? Make Sure You Don’t Overlook These 4 Updates to Your Estate Plan – Part 1

    Going through divorce can be an overwhelming experience that impacts nearly every facet of your life, including estate planning. Yet with so much to deal with during the divorce process, many people forget to update their plan or put it off until it’s too late. Failing to update your plan for divorce can have a number of potentially tragic consequences, some of which you…Read More

  6. How to Avoid the Need For a Prenuptial Agreement—Part 2

    If you are engaged to be married, divorce is probably the last thing you and your fiancé want to be thinking about. Yet you might be rightfully concerned about what would happen to your assets should your marriage end in divorce or in the event of your death. One option you might be considering for protecting your assets from these events is a prenuptial agreement. Howeve…Read More

  7. How to Avoid the Need For a Prenuptial Agreement—Part 1

    If you’re counting down the days to your wedding, divorce is probably the last thing you and your fiancé want to be thinking about, and yet you might be rightfully concerned about what would happen to your assets in the event of a divorce—or your death. You may also be worried that suggesting a prenuptial agreement could hurt your future spouse by making him or her fe…Read More

  8. Tax Consequences of Divorce

    The Tax Cut & Jobs Act Drastically Alters the Tax Consequences of Divorce The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) made sweeping changes to exemptions, deductions, and credits for your family’s federal income taxes. But one major change that you might not have noticed is the way the law altered the potential tax consequences of divorce. Unlike child support, alimony paymen…Read More

  9. Estate Planning for Blended Families

    The term “blended family” has become commonplace in our society and refers to a family where one or both spouses were previously married and have children from the prior marriage. In some instances, the new couple goes on to have children of their own. With children, stepchildren and ex-spouses involved, estate planning can get quite complex. When you are trying to tak…Read More