My first “live read” radio spot on Talk Radio 630 KHOW, a Denver based radio show hosted by Mandy Connell. Mandy talked about the importance of having a Will in place when you die. The fact pattern she provides is based on a true story.
Click here to listen: http://clyp.it/ppft05r1
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On July 4, 2009, NFL quarterback Steve McNair was found murdered in a hotel room in Nashville, Tennessee. McNair didn’t have a will at the time of his death.
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There’s no time like the present to make sure all your estate-planning ducks are in a row.
For many people, the words “estate planning” may conjure up thoughts of large inheritances and tax shelters. But planning “isn’t just about death and taxes; it’s also about what happens if you get very sick and live,” says G. Mark Shalloway, a West Palm Beach, Fla., attorney who specializes in elder law.
Here’s are the four estate-planning documents everyone needs:
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Naming a Guardian for Your Minor Child(ren)
Got minor children? Click the link for important information if you unexpectedly die.
“If you have a minor child, you need to name someone to raise your child (a guardian) in the event that both parents should die before your child becomes an adult. While the likelihood of that actually happening is slim, the consequences of not naming a guardian are great.“
The 5 Biggest Estate-Planning Blunders
“If you don’t create an estate plan, you’re letting the courts decide how to divide your assets, which may not reflect your wishes, particularly if you have children or specific distribution desires.”
Get ahead of your estate planning
Estate planning can be complicated. I do NOT recommend downloading a so called “will” from the internet and assuming everything will be fine. Every person should do two things before they start their estate planning: (1) educate yourself, and (2) contact an attorney. You can educate yourself by reading books and articles on the subject. Your local library will have many great resources available. But, make sure to read the most up to date information as the laws have changed over time and will continue to change. This article is a great overview of estate planning.