Category Archives for Families

Divorce and your Trust

Divorce? Here’s What You Should Know About How it May Affect Your Trust

Getting divorced? As a parent, a divorce is most definitely an important time to review your estate plan. Trusts vary in their structure, funding, and terms, so if you have one, it’s hard to know how

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Growing Family

Growing Family? Time to Audit Your Insurance Policies

If you have a growing family, there is lots to prepare for and consider. Welcoming a new family member can be a joyous occasion, and requires some planning. Adding a new family member can affect your finances

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Strong Blended Family

Building a Strong Blended Family Through Legal Planning

Yours, mine and ours … in today’s modern family, it’s more common than not! The blended family is the product of 2nd (or more) marriages, in which one or more of the parties comes with children from

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To marry legally or not?

Financial, Legal Planning for Unmarried Couples: Should You Legally Marry or Not?

While the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the U.S. making it possible for people of all sexual orientations to marry, many modern couples (of all genders and sexual

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Kids of All Ages

Avoid Bursting your Budget; Steps to Take When you Have Children at Different phases of Their Life

by guest blogger Lora Fickett, Financial Stress Reduction®Coach, of Fickett Financial Coaching The glorious day has come, you are now a parent and you didn’t realize how much love you were capable of

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Sandwich Generation

The Real Cost of Caring: Help for the Sandwich Generation

It’s a crisis unique to the Sandwich Generation: dealing with the financial stress of caring for an aging loved one can affect your ability to provide them with the care and compassion they need,

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Navigating the Sandwich Generation with Ease

July is Sandwich Generation month. If you’ve never heard of it: the average age of parents raising children in the US continues to rise, leaving many middle-aged Americans in a category commonly

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Protecting Your Young Adult

Your Rights as the Parent of a Young Adult – What You Need to Know When a Medical Crisis Hits

As a parent of an young adult, you are most likely quite accustomed to managing the legal and medical affairs of your children, as circumstances require. If your child requires urgent medical attention

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Summer Travel Commit to an Estate Plan

Family Vacation? Commit to Your Estate Plan Before Committing to a Trip Away

If you are planning a vacation, you probably have a lot to prepare for before you get away. Between structuring your itinerary, getting plane tickets or train reservations, and booking hotels, creating

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Your ‘Young Adult’ needs legal planning, too.

Parents: Is your “baby” an adult now?  As high school graduation approaches, you and your child may be planning for college as their next phase of life; meeting next year’s roommate, selecting the

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