As the first generation to grow up in the age of the internet, Millennials (born 1981 to 1996) are known to have markedly different social and professional traits compared to their Generation X and Baby Boomer parents. These include being more technologically inclined, identifying with different social causes, and waiting longer to get married and…

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to volatile markets, and your retirement account may have a much smaller balance than only a few short months ago. In response to the economic fallout stemming from the pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which was signed into law on March 27,…

Learn when to update a will or trust, such as after a move or divorce, when your children grow up or if you have a business. ACTEC Fellows Nancy C. Hughes and Natalie M. Perry discuss 5 reasons you may want to update your Will and Estate Plan.

Established by Congress in 2008, Estate Planning Awareness Week is observed annually during the third week in October to recognize the need, importance, and benefits of estate planning. Estate Planning Awareness Week is a great reminder not only to make sure your own estate plan is up to date, but also to talk to your…

What’s the best way to leave assets to minor children? Should children receive equal assets? What’s a Pot Trust? What should be considered if my child is married? These and other questions are answered by ACTEC Fellows in this short video with Tami Conetta and Natalie M. Perry.

Selecting an executor or trustee to oversee your will or trust requires careful consideration. ACTEC Fellows Lorraine Cavataio and Stacy Singer clarify the duties of an executor or trustee, traits to look for when selecting an individual(s) executor or trustee and when to consider a corporate trustee.

You just got married or had a child and decide it’s time to make an estate plan. Where do you start? What do you need? Should you just draft a will and be finished? Wills are important, but there is much more to an estate plan. Read on to learn about six important components you…

Maybe not the first thing people think about when they think about estate planning. But for many clients, their pets are a key part of their life and they want to make sure that if something happens, their pets will be properly cared for in the short and longer term. Some of us may remember…

Most of us would like to think that our children and grandchildren could handle a sizeable inheritance. The statistics say otherwise. Some studies have shown that most inheritances are totally gone within 18-24 months of receipt – regardless of the age of the recipient – and regardless of the size of the estate! The truth…

So, you’ve created a will, designating your heirs and setting forth their inheritance. You think everything has been well planned ahead of time. For all that, how sure are you that the inheritance you worked your lifetime to accumulate will be used and enjoyed by the people you want and by them alone? Have you…

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