Does Your Family Need Umbrella Insurance?

In today’s highly litigious society you are at near-constant risk for costly lawsuits—even if you’ve done nothing wrong. This is especially true if you have substantial wealth, but even those with relatively few assets can find themselves in court facing a potentially devastating lawsuit. If you are sued, your traditional homeowners or auto insurance will likely offer you some liability coverage, but those policies Read More

4 Essential Strategies for Protecting Your Family’s Assets

Asset Protection through Estate Planning You might think that only the super wealthy need to worry about estate planning and asset protection planning. But the truth is that if you don’t have millions, you may be at even greater risk. For instance, if you are a multi-millionaire, a $50,000 judgment against you might not be that big of a deal. But for a family with a modest income, savings, and home, it could be Read More

5 Common Estate Planning Concerns For Your Second (Or More) Marriage

With divorce occurring in roughly 50% of all marriages in the U.S. and life expectancy increasing every day, second—and even third—marriages are becoming quite common. And when people get remarried in mid-life and beyond, they often bring children from prior marriages into the mix. Such unions are often referred to as a “blended” family or a “Brady Bunch” family. But blended families can also take other forms. Read More

Don’t Let Your Kids Leave Home Without Signing These 3 Documents

  As we head into summer, many parents will see their children graduate high school and prepare to leave home to attend college or pursue other life goals. This can be an exciting and emotional time, and with so much going on, estate planning probably isn’t at the front of your (or their) mind right now.       However, estate planning should actually be a top priority for both you and your kids. Here’s why: Once your Read More

Key Milestones For Planning Your Retirement

  The road to retirement is a long one, and as with any journey, it helps to have a few key milestones along the way to help gauge your progress. While your individual retirement plan and goals will be unique to your income, family situation, and desired lifestyle, most Americans share a number of common retirement milestones.   These milestones are based on your age, along with important dates and deadlines related Read More

10 Common Estate Planning Mistakes Your Family Can’t Afford to Make—Part 2

  Because estate planning involves actively thinking about and planning for frightening topics like death, old age, and crippling disability, many people put it off or simply ignore it all together until it’s too late. Sadly, this unwillingness to face reality often creates serious hardship, expense, and trauma for those loved ones you leave behind.  To complicate matters, the recent proliferation of online estate Read More

10 Common Estate Planning Mistakes Your Family Can’t Afford to Make—Part 1

  Because estate planning involves actively thinking about and planning for frightening topics like death, old age, and crippling disability, many people put it off or simply ignore it all together until it’s too late. Sadly, this unwillingness to face reality often creates serious hardship, expense, and trauma for those loved ones you leave behind.  To complicate matters, the recent proliferation of online estate Read More

How Creating A Life & Legacy Plan With Us Creates And Preserves Your Family’s Legacy

  When you think about loved ones who’ve passed away, you probably don’t think very much—or even at all—about the “things” they’ve left you. And when they do leave something behind, what you likely cherish most about the object are the memories and feelings the item evokes, not the thing itself. For the founder and CEO of New Law Business Model, Ali Katz, the most treasured memento her late father left her wasn’t Read More

How Creating A Life & Legacy Plan With Us Creates And Preserves Your Family’s Legacy

  When you think about loved ones who’ve passed away, you probably don’t think very much—or even at all—about the “things” they’ve left you. And when they do leave something behind, what you likely cherish most about the object are the memories and feelings the item evokes, not the thing itself.   For the founder and CEO of New Law Business Model, Ali Katz, the most treasured memento her late father left her wasn’t Read More

3 Reasons Why Transferring Ownership Of Your Home To Your Child Is A Bad Idea

Whether it’s to qualify for Medicaid, avoid probate, or reduce your tax burden, transferring ownership of your home to your adult child during your lifetime may seem like a smart move. But in nearly all cases, it’s actually a huge mistake, which can lead to dire consequences for everyone involved. With this in mind, before you sign over the title to your family’s beloved homestead, consider the following potential Read More

How Creating A Life & Legacy Plan With Us Creates And Preserves Your Family’s Legacy

When you think about loved ones who’ve passed away, you probably don’t think very much—or even at all—about the “things” they’ve left you. And when they do leave something behind, what you likely cherish most about the object are the memories and feelings the item evokes, not the thing itself. For the founder and CEO of New Law Business Model, Ali Katz, the most treasured memento her late father left her wasn’t even Read More