As we have acknowledged in previous articles, it can be difficult to consider the notion of our own mortality. Yet equally challenging is the idea of the loss of a spouse or partner. While procrastination and ignoring these life-changing scenarios is common, early planning can mitigate the risk of financial and emotional chaos that can […] The post Estate Planning Preparations for Losing a Spouse appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
Parents enjoy many milestones as their children grow up from that first visit from the tooth-fairy to the first time they take the family car for a spin. But when your child turns 18 years old, he or she is no longer just your child; in the eyes of the law he or she is […]
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