When should I consider updating my will?

During the occasional neighborhood discussions, the subject of estate planning surfaces. You have a will and are content to know that you are prepared and have put your estate in order for your loved ones. You seem to be all set, and you tell your neighbors so, even though you created your will 15 years…

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How can you lower the cost of your divorce?

Divorce, as most people know, is expensive. According to the latest figures, the average cost of a divorce (with no children in the mix) is $15,600. When there are children involved, the cost goes up to $23,500. If that seems like an impossible figure to manage, take heart: Your divorce doesn’t have to cost that…

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What are the benefits of mediation in divorce?

Getting divorced has a reputation of being extraordinarily contentious and stressful for all parties involved, in addition to the extensive amount of time that it takes to resolve. When a divorce can take months or longer to finalize, you work on your divorce every day is another dollar out of your pocket. Divorces cost an…

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What is a medical power of attorney?

Estate planning covers many aspects of your future, not just what to do with your assets after you pass away. It’s more than simply writing a will. One of the documents that you may want to use in your plans is a medical power of attorney. Not everyone has one, but you should be aware…

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