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Expert Offers Advice on Estate Planning: Why You Should Plan Ahead and What Can Happen If You Don't

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 06.19.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

If you've postponed doing any advance planning, such as organizing your records, making health care decisions in advance, or doing estate planning, you're not alone.

Essential Legal Documents All Seniors Should Have

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.09.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Every adult -- especially seniors -- should have at least four essential legal documents to protect them and their family. These documents will make sure your wishes regarding your estate are legal and clear, and will help minimize any conflicts and confusion with your family and your health care providers if you become seriously illness or when you die.

Yours, Mine and Ours: Planning Stepfamily Finances

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Couples planning to blend families often have to make financial arrangements that respect previous relationships with ex-spouses and their families. Issues range from childcare and eldercare to potentially complex matters. That's why involving trained experts in stepfamily financial planning is a must.

Feathers Ruffled. Fur Flies. Lessons Learned From Ebola.

Melanie Young | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

But in the eyes of the law, pets are property, not family members. And property is not treated the same as family. Like your children, have you made necessary provisions to make sure your pets will be well cared for and given the water, food, shelter and love that they need and deserve if and when you cannot be there for them?

Protect Yourself in a Divorce Using a Domestic Asset Protection Trust

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 07.22.2014 | Divorce
Robert Pagliarini

Is there a better way to retain your separate assets in a marriage and after a divorce that doesn't require the prenup conversation? For some people in certain situations, the answer may be yes.

4 Legal Issues To Consider Before Marrying Again

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 05.28.2013 | Fifty
Ann Margaret Carrozza

Love may be lovelier -- but it is also a whole lot more complicated the second time around. Record numbers of us will, one day, be in a second marriage. The pool of eligible second marriage candidates is vast as a result of both the high divorce rate and increased longevity. But before saying 'I do' (again), there are a few legal issues that merit consideration.

How to Divvy Up Your Stuff

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Divvying up personal possessions among adult children or other loved ones is a task that many parents dread. Deciding who should get what without showing favoritism, hurting someone's feelings or causing a feud can be difficult, even for close-knit families.

Select the Right Trust Before Ringing in 2013

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 11.18.2012 | Money
Ann Margaret Carrozza

"Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust," counseled Oliver Wendell Holmes more than 100 ago. The advice remains sound today -- depending, of course, upon whether you know how to choose the appropriate trust for your circumstances.

Getting Rich In Supposedly Illegal Businesses

Don McNay | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Don McNay

As a society, it would seem logical that we would want drug pushing, loan sharking and corporate influence peddling to stop. At the very least, we could go back to making it against the law.

My Story: Why People Need Wills

Don McNay | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I have a will. I tell anyone who comes in my door to get one. No matter how old or young, rich or poor, I tell them they need a document that will specify what happens with their assets when they die.

How To Divorce-Proof Your Business: The ESOP Or Property Settlement

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 06.13.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

If, for whatever reason, your husband is entitled to an ownership interest in your business and you don't want to be partners after the divorce...

How To Divorce-Proof Your Business: Creating A Trust

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

If you have children, you may want to start thinking about your estate-planning goals...

The Cures for Corpocracy - 1

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

1--Enforce the LAW. It is manifestly the case that corporations are running America. If you think that is a good idea, read no further. If you think ...

Surprise Pavarotti Will Leaves Wife $21 Mil In Trust

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The late Italian opera star Luciano Pavarotti carved out 15 million euros (21 million dollars) of his estate in the form of a trust for his second wif...