Unfortunately, many people don’t think they need to make a last will and testament. They may think they’re too young or that they haven’t accumulated sufficient wealth to make a will necessary. If you are one of these people, you may wish to reconsider your ideas, especially after reading the following case study that exemplifies the problems the lack of a will can cause.
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Before you say good-bye to 2021, you would do well to make sure your finances are in order. Whether you do this for tax planning or estate planning purposes, or simply for the peace of mind it gives you, here is a year-end checklist with steps from AmeriEstate Legal Plan you may wish to take.
In an earlier blog, we gave you an overview of our AmeriEstate Business Partner Program and how becoming an AmeriEstate Business Partner can benefit both your clients and your law practice.
When you think about family gatherings that the holidays always bring, using these occasions to discuss estate planning topics probably doesn’t immediately cross your mind. But wait a minute. If your family is like most, the ongoing pandemic has drastically curtailed the amount of time you spend together. If you don’t talk about estate planning now, when will you discuss this all-important topic?
Ah, the classic ghost story. It always contains, as its main character, the apparition of some dearly departed that hangs around after death to haunt its former friends and relatives.
Have you made your last will and testament yet? A recent AARP survey found that 40% of Americans over age 45 don’t have one. If you’re one of them, or even if you’re younger than 45, you really should consider making a will. Why?
As an attorney, you wear two distinct hats. You provide advice, counsel, representation and other legal services to your clients. You also seek ways to grow and expand your practice. Obviously, the two go hand-in-hand. Nevertheless, you may find yourself spending so much time on the former that you have little time left over to devote to the latter. What to do? The answer may well be to become an AmeriEstate Partner, especially if you’re not currently offering estate planning services.
There’s no doubt that you’ll retire someday. When you do, you obviously will need sufficient income on which to live. But where will this money come from? The answer to that would be Save For Retirement Week, which is also known as National Retirement Security Week.
National Estate Planning Awareness Week is almost here! This year, it’s Oct. 19-25. Yes, the U.S. House of Representatives really did establish this “holiday” back in 2008 via House Resolution 1499 after discovering that not only do over 120 million Americans lack an up-to-date estate plan but also that two-thirds of older Americans say they don’t feel they have sufficient knowledge to establish one.