Any important topic certainly has its drawbacks when edging it into conversation. Political debate between friends can get heated, discussions of money, budgets or spending can tax any relationship. So its understandable that starting the conversation that involves contemplating your own demise doesn't make it very high on the "to talk about" list. A recent Rocket Lawyer poll showed that 28% of adults said they would rather do anything else than draft an estate plan. While 55
I get asked this question all the time and the best way to really answer this question is in the most “lawyer” way possible….it depends. It depends on what you want to accomplish. It depends on how large your estate (all of your combined assets) is. It depends on whether or not you own real property, houses or land, and in what state. Until about 20 years ago, most estate plans consisted of simply a Last Will and Testament and maybe one or two other documents. This process wo
Many people think of estate planning as a necessity only for a person or a family. But what if I told you that businesses are people too. Obviously not in the strict sense of the word, but in the eyes of the law, certain business types are viewed as separate legal entities with lifespans of their own. They can be sued in their own capacity separate from any of the business members. They can act and be served court documents on their own behalf, just like a person.