Ensure family harmony when planning your estate

When you leave an inheritance to your loved ones, you intend to give each person some welcome help in meeting their financial and life goals. No one wants an inheritance to cause discord among the beneficiaries. Unfortunately, that can happen in certain situations if plans aren’t shared with beneficiaries in advance. By communicating your plans, […]

Time for a vacation property chat?

If you plan on passing down your cottage, cabin or chalet to your children, make sure they actually want to own the property. Finding out where everyone stands will prevent family conflicts down the road and help you with tax and estate planning. Gauge your children’s interest When you ask your child or children about […]

Single? Estate planning is still important

It’s natural to think that estate planning for a single person would be less involved than for someone who’s married with children. But that’s not necessarily the case. Many estate planning measures that are made automatically by a married individual, such as leaving estate assets to their spouse, require more time and thought for a […]

Control the inheritance you leave to your heirs

If you were to imagine someone establishing a trust, you may picture an individual leaving their hilltop mansion and being driven by their chauffeur to stately law offices visited only by the rich and famous. In reality, a trust can be used by just about anyone to meet a variety of estate planning needs. One […]