David Bowie, the rock icon and fashion chameleon, passed away recently after a brief battle with cancer. Bowie, a personal favorite of mine, blessed us with a lengthy catalogue of classic albums while amassing a $100 million estate for his efforts. In addition to his vast wealth, Bowie left a wife, super-model Iman, and two […] The post David Bowie’s Legacy and Estate Planning for Kids appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
As outlined recently by Business Insider, even people who seem to have it all–famous and highly successful people–make New Year’s Resolutions. Interestingly, most of them focus not on how to make themselves better, but rather on how to help others. In fact, many of them focus on family and paying forward their good fortune. Why […] The post 2016: The Year of Your Estate Plan appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
In this season of giving, it is important to recognize those who give back. Kirk Douglas, widely known for his lengthy career in the movies, can add one more star to his personal walk of fame and that is for his philanthropy. It’s a good idea to consider your charitable giving throughout the year, but […] The post Charitable Giving: The Greatest Gift appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
When animal-lover and The Simpsons co-creator, Sam Simon, died early in 2015, he left behind a hefty estate, much of which was slated to go directly to non-profit animal philanthropy groups. In creating a trust, it seems Simon did all of the right things to take care of the people and issues he felt most […] The post Pet Trust Problems for Simpsons Creator appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
It’s the time of year to reconnect with our families and make plans for the future. Now, we not only reflect upon what has come to pass, but also look forward. Of course, sometimes reflection is difficult and even scary in such an uncertain world. We know the news out there can be pretty bleak […] The post Look For the Helpers appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
This news story (from Halloween 2015) is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. A couple was killed in a tragic accident on Halloween night, leaving their minor children home alone and unaware. Luckily, a compassionate state trooper stepped in and eased the children through the holiday. The children were not made aware of their parents’ passing until […] The post Why Kids Protection Planning is So Important appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
Recently, Attorney Karr was quoted in an Boston Globe article about how an increasing number of parents are choosing to distribute their wealth unequally: “If two children have very different levels of financial security, parents may choose to leave more to the one who is less secure,” said Matthew Karr, founder of the Heritage Law Center, […] The post Attorney Karr quoted in Boston Globe article appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
A chilly rain did not deter attendees on Thursday, November 12, from attending attorney Matthew Karr’s seminar for senior citizens and the people who love them. During this free event held at the Hamilton Council on Aging at 299 Bay Road, Mr. Karr described what happens when families don’t plan for the worst, with the […] The post Recap: Seminar for Senior Citizens (and the people who love them) at the Hamilton Council on Aging appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
They’ve taken care of our country. They’ve taken care of their families. Now it’s our turn to take care of our United States Veterans with a special offer: Any veteran (or spouse of a veteran) who signs up for an ESTATE PLAN prior to January 1, 2016 will receive $500 OFF their plan. Just our small way of […] The post A Special Offer from The Heritage Law Center for US Veterans appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
It’s no secret in my family that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Yes, I love Fall, football, and turkey with all the fixings. But I also love the reflective time we get bringing family together and celebrating each other and our own good fortune. It’s always a good time to check in with loved ones […] The post November News and a Special Thanksgiving Offer from The Heritage Law Center appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .