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Five Reasons to Embrace the Emotional Side of Estate Planning

As we are enjoying these last few days and weeks of summer, perhaps travelling or spending time at the beach, is it possible that estate planning isn’t the first thing on our minds? 😊 When you hear the phrase “estate plan,” you might first think about paperwork. Or your mind might land on some of the

2019-08-13T13:16:48-08:00August 13th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Three Legal Strategies When Facing A Major Health Event

I started writing this blog post a couple of months ago before the health issue that I’ve been dealing with for a few decades became a more near-term focus. I hope that it can be helpful to our clients and friends who have faced or are facing personal or family health issues of their own. I

2019-05-28T12:14:48-08:00May 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

5 Reasons to Protect Your Retirement Accounts Now

During your lifetime, your retirement account has good asset protection, but as soon as you pass that account to a loved one, that protection evaporates. This means one lawsuit and POOF! Your life long, hard earned savings could be gone. Your heirs could be left penniless. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem.  A special

2019-01-24T09:24:35-08:00January 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Curtis’ thoughts on Purposeful Planning

Purposeful Planning; An Exploration & Explanation Kaiser Law Group’s ‘tagline’ is “Purposeful Estate Planning for the Millionaire Next Door.”  Many of our clients and colleagues know our appreciation for Thomas Stanley and William Danko’s late 1990’s classic book, The Millionaire Next Door, which extols the virtues of living beneath your means (“playing good defense”), investing in

2019-01-10T17:47:57-08:00January 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Three Tips for Talking About Your Estate Plan During the Holidays

The holidays are here, bringing the joyous season of gathering with family and loved ones into full swing. It is the time to slow down, get caught up with loved ones, and enjoy the family and experience quality time around the dinner table. It is also a great idea to take this opportunity to review your

2018-12-27T11:01:00-08:00December 27th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Five Considerations When Selecting a Guardian for Your Children

There is no question that having children changes everything -- and estate planning is no exception. If you and your spouse pass away or become legally incapacitated, and arrangements were never made in the event of such an emergency, your minor child or children will have to be placed with a new family. Not surprisingly, such

2018-08-23T11:44:46-08:00August 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , |

How an Estate Planning Letter of Intent Can Help Your Family

Estate planning is an important task that everyone should undertake as it helps to protect your family and loved one’s financial future. But estate planning can do much more than focus on finances, it can also provide for care of those you leave behind. One aspect of estate planning that is often overlooked but can be

2018-08-19T19:03:51-08:00August 2nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Digital Afterlife: An Estate Plan for Your Facebook Account

Did you ever wonder what happens to your digital footprint when you pass away? Well you should, particularly if you are part of the 77 percent of Americans who go online every day. As the internet has become more of an integral part of our lives, our information -- pictures, videos, financial, emails, social media accounts,

2018-08-01T08:25:56-08:00July 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Financial Planning. Tax Planning. Legacy Planning. Estate Planning – How many plans do I need?!

Most folks have at least heard of an estate plan. But fewer realize that a simple will is not enough to prepare for your future. In fact, a combination of plans - financial, tax, legacy, and estate - are vital to your financial well-being and protection of your assets and family. All of these plans are

2018-05-31T13:17:15-08:00May 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |