We strive to make the process of estate planning and estate administration as simple and straightforward as possible. At American Wills and Estates we speak to our clients in plain English, and we are sensitive to the fact that many of our clients are still grieving the loss of a loved one. Our number one goal is to put our clients at ease and to reassure them with competency and compassion in their times of need.
Estate Planning Lessons Learned
Here's an article that I came across in Forbes magazine that really does a nice job of laying out why it's so very important to have at least a basic estate plan in place. The article relates one woman's personal story of what she learned about money and estate matters after her father's death. As she tells it, her father was good but complicated man and, unfortunately, he... Read More
Estate Planning Mistake #1: Naming an Executor Who Doesn’t Get Along with Your Other Heirs
When you’re dealing with families, money and the emotional impact of losing a loved one, things can turn ugly quickly. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve seen unresolved siblings feuds lead to acrimonious and protracted litigation concerning the administration and distribution of the estate.
One estate that comes immediately to mind involved two sisters... Read More
Estate Planning Procrastination: Top Reasons People Give for not Having an Estate Plan
I’M TOO BUSY AND I’M NOT PLANNING ON DYING TOMORROW
This is my personal favorite and the one I hear most often. To be fair, it’s somewhat understandable because I know we all live very hectic and busy lives. Let’s face it, sitting down to discuss your own... Read More