Think Ahead: Make a Will

Those in the Hoosier State owe it to themselves and their families to think ahead and plan sensibly for the future. This means facing the fact that humans are mortal. Making an estate plan for the future necessarily involves making a will, especially if there are children in the family.

Once a person has decided to make a will,

Revocable Living Trust: Is it Right for You?

Most people consider wills for estate planning; however, this is not the only option. In addition to avoiding probate, a revocable living trust may offer you significant before-death and after-death advantages.

In general, a trust involves three parties: the creator, the trustee or trustees (who agree to manage the assets according to the terms of the trust) and the beneficiary or beneficiaries.

Celebrity Wills Often Show “What Not To Do” for Estate Planning

The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in early 2014 has drawn the spotlight to the issue of estate planning, particularly how even the wealthy and famous make estate planning mistakes. Hoffman’s will, executed in 2004, is structured in such a way that the bulk of his estimated $35 million estate will go to his long-time partner (the couple were together for nearly 20 years but never married),

Estate Planning Tips for Hoosier Baby Boomers

Baby boomers in Indiana can help protect their assets with an estate plan. These tips can help them avoid making common mistakes.

Baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, have worked hard to build their assets. This dedication to working hard and a desire to provide for loved ones is ingrained in many boomers.