Tag: Cory Howes

Not Married? You Still Need an Estate Plan

By Cory Howes Approximately half of America’s population over the age of 16 is unmarried. While much of the discussion involving estate planning focuses on married couples, this topic is just as important… Read More

Who Should Be Your Successor Trustee?

By Cory Howes If you have a revocable living trust, you probably named yourself as trustee so you can continue to manage your own financial affairs. Eventually, someone will need to step in… Read More

#FF5: A YEAR TO REMEMBER

By James Forrest 2016 was a big year for us, as we celebrated the firm’s fifth anniversary (we’ll be 6 on January 1, 2017!). At the beginning of the year, our then… Read More

THREE REASONS TO AVOID PROBATE

By Cory Howes When you pass away, your family may need to visit a probate court in order to claim their inheritance. This can happen if you own property (like a house, car,… Read More

ALTERNATIVES TO DISINHERITING YOUR CHILD

By Cory Howes It’s most common that parents choose to leave their estates in equal shares to their children. There are situations, however, when parents intentionally leave one or more children out of… Read More

SELECTING A GUARDIAN FOR MINOR CHILDREN

By Cory Howes Almost everyone knows that a key part of estate planning for parents of minor children involves selecting a guardian in the event that both parents die before their children reach… Read More

PROBLEMS WITH DESIGNATING BENEFICIARIES

By Cory Howes Designating beneficiaries is a common practice for asset distribution, and for good reason. Many of our clients utilize beneficiary designation, as several significant asset types, including life insurance policies, individual… Read More