Have you ever considered what happens to your family pictures and all of your other digital assets after you die? It seems that traditional photo albums are fast becoming a quaint practice of earlier non-digital generations. Today, most holidays, summer vacations, travel, graduations, weddings, and other important events are memorialized in digital photos and video…

In the midst of the trauma of divorce, few couples are thinking first (or at all) about their estate planning. But it is very important that your planning be reviewed by your team of advisors, possibly including your attorney, your financial advisor, your insurance professional, and your CPA. All aspects of your financial situation will…

As American culture changes, an increasing number of unwed couples have questions about how to do estate planning. Planning for an unwed or same gender couple is not the same as planning for two singles. And under most laws in the United States, a “civil union” is not the same as marriage. Married couples enjoy…

Last week, the IRS announced it will recognize same sex marriages for all federal tax purposes, regardless of where the couple lives (or dies). In other words, if a gay or lesbian couple is legally married and move to or returns to a state that does not recognize same sex marriage, they will still be…

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