Strangest Estate Planning Requests

Creating a Will allows us to control the nature of our property as well as fulfill some last wishes. But what if those wishes are very strange? You would not be the first!  A surprising unusual estate planning request comes from William Shakespeare.  Shakespeare all but excluded his wife, Anne Hathaway, from his Will instead. . .

What is a Living Will?

In the event you become both mentally and physically incapacitated and can no longer make end-of-life choices yourself, a properly drafted Living Will (also called an Advance Directive) states your wishes and a plan of action regarding medical treatment and life-sustaining measures. A Living Will is a document which states whether or not you want. . .

It Take A Village: Hiring For Your Small Business

When you start a small business, it seems lofty to think that one day you will need to hire people to help you run it.  Here is a couple of ways to see if hiring someone or using a freelance for their services makes sense for your business: You don’t know how to do it.. . .

Ask Heidi: “I am not rich..Do I need a Last Will and Testament?”

  This question gets a resounding YES.  No matter what your financial status is, having a Will is necessary to give YOU the control of what happens to your family and your “stuff” in the event of your death and gives your appointee(s) a smooth process in order to effectuate your wishes. If you have. . .

Your Digital Afterlife

As we stress pretty often, Estate Planning is a part of adulting that everyone should take some time to address. While we are most familiar with the ins and outs of what this basic process looks like — deciding who and what and when should happen to your assets but have you ever thought about the. . .

As a Millennial, should I start planning now?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that estate planning isn’t a high priority for the typical adult in their 20’s or 30’s. One reason is that they usually have not accumulated the assets that people 10 or 20 years older may have. Also, because milestones, like getting married and having children, are coming a little. . .

How Do You Provide For Your Pet After You Pass?

We love our four-legged members of our family, but few of us consider who will take care of them and how they will be provided for after we die. Although you can’t leave money directly to a pet, there are several things you can do to make sure your pets stay well cared for when. . .

Ask Heidi: When is the Best Time to Start Estate Planning?

I get asked this a lot in my practice and the answer is always the same, “It’s Now.” Thinking about the end of your life can be uncomfortable, but it is essential. If you have been avoiding this process for years, now is the time to be proactive. With the help of an estate planning. . .