Digital Assets Part Of An Estate Plan

Recently Arizona passed a law that greatly increases individuals’ ability to control what happens to their digital assets after they die.  This has been passed in many states but in Arizona it can be found in Arizona Revised Statutes §14-131111, 14-131112 and 14-131113. We can’t tell you how many times the… Read More

Do Recent Tax Changes Pose A Threat To Estate Plans?

Not really according to a new survey from TD Wealth.  The survey found that 44% of estate planning professionals cite family fights as the biggest threat to estate planning in 2018.  Only 25% cite tax reform with the remaining 12% considering the volatility in the stock as the next largest… Read More

“I don’t need an estate plan since I’m unaffected by the estate tax”

While this is a common misconception, I believe it mixes up two ideas, estate planning and estate tax planning. Estate tax planing is actually a small, but important, part of the overall estate planning process. Estate planning is about making sure your estate is in order and passes as you… Read More

Estate Planning Mistaken Belief #3

“Putting my child’s name on an asset avoids probate” This is how the conversation usually goes: “someone told me if I put my child’s name on my bank account, upon my death it goes to that child and I avoid probate.” This particular myth is a real “land mine” waiting… Read More