Elder law attorneys help you to put plans in place to achieve a legacy that you can be proud of. Unfortunately, even if you do everything right, build your wealth and make smart plans for your future, you could still be at risk of having those plans derailed if you suffer a serious illness. There are, however, ways to protect your legacy even if you fall ill and end up needing intensive care or costly medical services. Unsworth LaPlante, PLLC can help you to understand both how a serious … [Read more...] about How a Serious Illness Could Hurt Your Legacy
Legacy planning is essential if you have kids or other relatives who you want to leave money and property to, or if you have causes you believe in and that you want to support after your death. If you do not create a plan to grow your wealth and to protect your legacy, you could end up with the division of your assets determined by state law instead of by your own wishes. You owe it to yourself and to those who you care about to make sure you take steps to control your own legacy. A White … [Read more...] about Considerations in Legacy Planning
Inheritance planning is very important if you have a legacy you wish to leave behind for those you love. Individuals who inherit will also need to create a careful plan to make the most of the money that was left to them and to ensure that the assets they receive as a gift are protected. Unsworth Law has extensive experience in the field of inheritance planning. We help you to make sure that the legacy you are leaving behind is a benefit not a burden and to ensure that your heirs are enriched … [Read more...] about Inheritance Planning: Consider the Recipients
The process of estate planning can take on varying levels of complexity. You could put a bare-bones plan in place to provide yourself and your family with basic protections, or you could go the extra mile and engage in the process of legacy planning. Legacy planning is a more complete form of estate planning. When you consciously craft your legacy, you provide for everyone in your family in the ideal manner, and you also address matters of the heart. There are various different ways to … [Read more...] about What Is the Difference Between Legacy Planning and Estate Planning?
In our family, there’s a lovely cameo that belonged to my great grandmother. Its value, at least to our family, is far more than any dollar amount. It is symbolic of the matriarch of our family. There’s a bit of her in all of us – aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings and our parents. The cameo’s “home” is my aunt’s house. It was an easy choice after my great grandmother’s death. My aunt is as sweet, loving, tender, and determined as her sweet grandmother. Aunt Shay would never say that the broach is … [Read more...] about When Families Battle Over Sentimental Assets
Two weeks ago, we saw an epic season finale for one of the most popular television shows this season. The show, Empire, delivers one of the most fascinating storylines we’ve seen in quite some time. The talent is extraordinary and the plots – well, let’s just say the writers deserve Emmys. But as estate planning lawyers, many of us watched intently as we learned the mogul, Lucious Lyon (played by Terrence Howard), was diagnosed with ALS. Suddenly, the Empire record label was going to change … [Read more...] about Succession Planning, Cookie and the Three Sons
We all know how important it is to have a will, a living will, retirement and other important legal documents. It’s the way we’ve always been taught to care for our loved ones and protect what we’ve worked for over the years. Click here to read the whole article or download the PDF. … [Read more...] about Free Report:Is Legacy Planning for You?