Generosity: The Nature of Nurturing

We are just coming out of the holiday season where we give thanks for the bounty of our year, grateful for the gifts we are able to give, and humbled by the gifts we received. As it turns out, the idea of “paying it forward” is more science than schmaltzy Hollywood...

Do I Need a Will If I Have a Trust?

Why do I need a Will if I have a Trust? We have already had follow up questions from our most recent Estate Planning Seminar, “12 Mistakes of Estate Planning and How to Avoid them.” One question was “Why do I need a Will if I have a Trust?” A Will is still necessary...

Benefits of a Living Trust

While many people have heard of Living Trusts, many of those people do not know about the benefits of a Living Trust or how it can fit into their estate plan. Benefits of a Living Trust can include: Avoiding Probate. (Probate is the costly Court process of...

Why Have a Pet Trust?

Why Have a Pet Trust or Companion Animal Trust? A Pet Trust or Companion Animal Trust is a wonderful way to plan for and protect our pets when we are gone. Our non-human family members are an important part of our lives. They give us love and companionship. Sometimes...