What Should I Bring to an Estate Planning Consultation

What Should I Bring to an Estate Planning Consultation

So you’ve just scheduled an appointment to meet with an attorney at Morneau Law to go over your Estate Plan.  You may be wondering what you need to do to prepare, and if there is anything you will need to bring with your to your appointment. In some instances, there are certain documents you may bring that will […]

How do I protect my children’s inheritance after I re-marry?

Protect my children's inheritance after I re-marryHow do I protect my children’s inheritance after I re-marry?

How do I protect my children’s inheritance after I re-marry?  Estate Planning can be a difficult task for some to embark upon.  This may seem a Herculean effort when you add in the complicating factor of a blended family.  It doesn’t have to […]

By |November 20th, 2016|ESTATE PLANNING, Wills|

What happens to your social media accounts after you pass away?

Social MediaWhat happens to your social media accounts after you pass away?

Social media planning is something many people forget about when they are thinking about their future.  Many people have accounts with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, etc. all of which should be considered.

Facebook

Facebook has launched a […]

By |October 24th, 2016|ESTATE PLANNING, Wills|

What Happens to Your Belongings When You Die?

What happens to your belongings when you die?

The answer is: it depends.  Some of the things that might determine where your property goes, also referred to as your “estate,” when you pass are whether you are married; if you have a Will; if you have a Trust; and if you had a Trust was it properly funded?  Usually the most important thing to know is whether your loved ones […]

By |December 9th, 2015|ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, ESTATE PLANNING, Living Will, Trusts, Wills|

Does the State take everything if I die without a Will?

Does the State take everything if I die without a Will?

The misconception that the State will automatically seize all of your assets if you die without a Will is quite common.  It is however, in most circumstances, untrue. 

Why people don’t have a Will:

There are many reasons why people don’t have a Will.  The thought never occurs to some, while others don’t want […]

By |August 19th, 2015|ESTATE PLANNING, Wills|

Do I need a Will?

mother and daughterDo I need a Will?  Before you make an estate plan you might want to know the important things that you and your attorney will need to discuss.  At your first appointment it is important to go over all of your assets and the important people in your life in order to best determine the type of estate planning […]

By |July 24th, 2014|ESTATE PLANNING, Wills|