The pet heir is a popular movie and TV trope. Rich person gives his or her fortune to the family pet rather than disgruntled relatives. Hilarity ensues. In real life, you may remember some celebrities leaving sizable estates to their beloved pets. Miami heiress Gail… Read More »Can You Leave Your Fortune to a Pet?
Generally, it is a good idea to update your estate plan at every major life event, such as pregnancy, marriage, divorce, or major purchases. The U.S. Supreme Court decision of Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization, 597 U.S. ___ (2022) has profoundly shaken up the… Read More »Estate Planning after Dobbs
Smart Move or Risky business? Joint bank accounts are an extremely popular estate planning tool. They are readily available and don’t require any complicated paperwork. Most commonly, parents open joint accounts with their children, enjoying the apparent peace of mind knowing that their children can… Read More »Joint Accounts in Estate Planning