If you or a loved one has received a cancer diagnosis, you already know how life altering it can be. It’s an emotional time of uncertainty and stress. While you may not be able to change the outcome of a cancer diagnosis, you can grant yourself some peace of mind by getting your legal planning in order. [Read more…] about Legal & Estate Planning After a Cancer Diagnosis
Roughly half of Americans don’t have a will, so if you’ve already taken this vital step to protect your assets and successors then you’re already ahead of the curve. While a will is a necessary document that every person should have, it’s still a relatively simple document that probably won’t cover everything you want it to. You may want to consider creating an estate plan that includes a living trust and other important documents like a power of attorney for finances and health care directives. [Read more…] about Is a Simple Will Enough to Protect You & Your Family?
Americans love their pets. They buy them special food and toys and throw them birthday parties. A recent Harris Poll found that 95 percent of pet owners consider their pets to be part of the family.
Sadly, the Humane Society estimates that about 500,000 of these four-legged friends are euthanized each year because the owners didn’t plan for what would happen to the pets in the event of an owner’s death or disability. [Read more…] about Americans Increasingly Provide for Pets through Wills and Trusts