Category Archives for Families

Art Reflects Life: What we can learn from ABC’s Modern Family

Art reflects life. Even a humorous television sitcom such as ABC’s Modern Family touches on serious issues like guardianship and asset protection. A comprehensive estate plan can protect the things

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Is your family “too young” for an estate plan?

Young families face different estate planning needs and challenges than those who have had a long life behind them. While established families may be concerned about what will happen to their family when

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Reflecting on 2016- Thank you for a great year!

Happy 2017! For our first post of the new year, we looked back on our work together in 2016. It sure felt like a monumental year: after moving into our new offices, (this time last January- you might

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Multi-generational family

When to Update Your Estate Plan: After These Life Events

Too many estate plans are created and then quickly forgotten, put on a shelf, and never looked at again. While we do recommend that you review and update your plan at least every three years, no matter

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Please join us in ‘Giving Back’ this season.

When our daughters were little, David and I started a family tradition of giving back by crafting together to help those in need. Each November, our girls and I would make fleece tassel blankets to donate

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Take Advantage of National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Did you know this week is National Estate Planning Awareness Week? No, really, it is! And it isn’t one of those made-up holidays like National Lemon Meringue Pie Day or International Talk Like a

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Family Values: How to Continue them for Generations

With just a little effort, we can preserve our family values for generations to come. Most of us want to make a mark in the world. That’s a big part of what gives our lives meaning. And whether or not

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National Grandparents Day

Legal Rights of Grandparents: In Honor of National Grandparents Day

When all is ideal in a family, the bond between grandparents and children is a special one. Maybe you’ve even heard that grandparenting is the grand reward for parenting. But what happens when the grandparent

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Five Reasons To Never Give An Outright Inheritance To Your Children – and What to Do Instead!

If you’re like me, you want to leave an inheritance for your children. It’s likely part of what you are working so hard to do. But, far too often, the way we leave those inheritances actually does

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The 4 Key Life Skills Your Children Need to Have Before They Inherit

The lunches are made, the backpacks are packed. You’ve successfully sent your child off to meet the challenges of school. It is in school where they will learn to read and write, to socialize and learn

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