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3 fundamental areas to cover in your estate plan

You might know you should make an estate plan, but that does not mean you will. Many people never get around to it. In part because they do not know where to start. Here are the three main areas to think about: What happens if you get seriously ill? You need to have...

How can you co-parent with a Disneyland parent?

A Disneyland parent refers to someone who wants only to do the fun bits of parenting. It typically happens after the parents separate. If your ex tends toward this parenting style, it could soon become tiring if they leave all the other parenting duties to you.  You...

Should you delay your divorce?

If you’ve decided to divorce after a landmark event, such as finding your spouse cheating on you, you may want to get free of them as soon as possible.  That is understandable, yet before you go barreling ahead, consider why it might pay to slow down. Rushing can lead...

3 ways to fund a living trust

If you are considering creating a living trust, then you also need to understand how to move your assets into it. The technical term is funding the trust. There are three principal options available to cover the different types of assets you might have. You can make...

3 ways spouses hide assets

When splitting property in a divorce, some people can become sneaky. They no longer care about preserving trust with the person they are divorcing and look for ways to hide assets from them. Here are some of the ways people do this: They transfer assets to friends or...

How to tell your kids you are divorcing

What you tell your children about your upcoming divorce will depend largely on how old they are. If you have grown up and left home, they can probably cope with a bit more reality than if they are in kindergarten. Regardless of that, there are a few rules that apply...

4 roles you need to fill in your estate plan

The primary thing you might think of when you mention estate planning is the transfer of assets. Yet that is only part of it. Another crucial object of estate planning is to put a team of people in place in case several situations occur. Here are four crucial roles to...

3 solutions for your home in your estate plan

Many people spend a lifetime investing in their homes, making real estate their most valuable asset. You want to use that value for something meaningful when you die, but you are not sure of the best way to achieve that goal. There are numerous possible approaches to...

Tips to help you cope with a California divorce

Divorce is emotional and stressful and may turn your life upside down. While there are many legal issues you must deal with, it’s also important that you take care of yourself. If you have children, this is even more important. Due to the impact that divorce can have...