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When a Medical Crisis Hits As a parent, 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 while away from you, a simple phone call authorizing care usually can do the trick. But what happens when those “children”…

Everyone wants to save a buck.  But in some areas of life, the buck you save now will cost you many down the road.  Creating protection for your loved ones when you are no longer able is one of those areas of life.  Here are some of the reasons why most of the people who…

Young families face different estate planning 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 they pass on, young, growing families are more focused on what is happening to their family in the present. And you even may find…

As you probably know, the tax reform package which President Trump will soon be submitting to Congress eliminates the estate tax. What is the estate tax? Right now, if your assets exceed $5.5 million, everything over that threshold gets taxed at a hefty 40% rate when you die. For the very wealthy, this is a…

Ali’s father-in-law was a careful man.  He spent $3000 with a law firm in Florida to prepare an estate plan so that his family would not be stuck in probate court when he died. And yet, after he died, that is exactly what happened.  Ali’s family found itself buried in probate court in Florida and…

What can we learn from earlier generations? Quite a bit, says Brendon Burchard, but only if we ask the right questions. Brendon Burchard, famed personal development trainer and author of The Motivation Manifesto (Carlsbad, Hay House, 2014) says asking your mother, father and/or another loved one these 32 important questions can teach you valuable lessons…

Even after death, celebrities are highly publicized for their mistakes, many of which we make ourselves. This time last year, superstar musician Prince died suddenly, leaving no will, and the management of his substantial estate fraught with legal complications and added costs. It’s easy to assume that the wealthiest among us have all their ducks…

Raising a grandchild (or even spending a lot of time with your grandchild while his or her parents work) can be fraught with legal and financial complications. According to the 2010 census, there are more than 21,000 children in Arizona living in homes where the parents are absent and the grandparents are the primary caretakers….

Estate planning is not just about planning for the distribution of your assets after you die a natural death as an old person.  Your minor children need protection NOW. If something sad and unexpected suddenly took you and your mate out of the picture, your minor children would be at the mercy of a system…

Multi-generational households are becoming the new (or maybe it’s really old) in vogue way to handle the care of aging parents. And we’re all for it so long as you consider the implications and set your family up for success. With Mom or Dad moving in, you can anticipate some extra expenses, not just financially,…

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