Owning your own business or investment portfolio can be incredibly rewarding. But if you don't protect it, all your hard work could be for nothing. Some of our clients choose to create a family limited partnership (FLP) to protect their assets, themselves, and their families from taxes, creditors, and probate.
How to Leave Your Retirement Account to Your Minor Child
Your retirement account may be one of the most valuable things you own. Many people choose to name their children as the beneficiaries of these accounts. They think it is a way to easily transfer their wealth if something happens to them. But, that assumption is only partially true. Some factors make this type of transfer more complicated than you might think, especially if your child is a minor.
The Possible Fate of Raquel Welch's Fortune
Raquel Welch, the famous actress, passed away in February 2023 at the age of 82. She appeared in over 30 movies and 50 TV series, won a Golden Globe Award, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But, Welch was more than an actress. She was also a savvy entrepreneur with several successful business ventures including a fitness program and wig line.
Estate Planning for Single Parents
If you have a minor child that depends on you, you need an estate plan. Who will care for your child if you're unable to? And how will your child be financially supported? An estate plan allows you to address these concerns surrounding your child's care and custody. You can also provide instructions about how your money and property should be used for their benefit.
5 Essential Pre-Vacation Planning Tips: Ensure Your Affairs are in Order
Don't let the unexpected ruin your well-deserved vacation. Review your estate plan, appoint a financial manager, review insurance coverage, and make plans for minor children.
How a Beneficiary-Controlled Trust Works in Ohio
If you want to provide your loved one with an inheritance, while protecting them from estate tax and asset protection risks, a beneficiary-controlled trust may be right for you.
How to Use an LLC for Estate Planning Purposes
An LLC is a great vehicle for asset protection and probate avoidance. To ensure that you can take full advantage of the benefits associated with an LLC, it's critical that you follow the rules.
How to Change or Revoke a Will in Ohio
Usually, revoking a will is a purposeful act. But many states have laws that automatically revoke a will, or portions of it, in specific situations.
Estate Planning During Retirement
When you retire, it's important to update your will to reflect your new lifestyle. With the help of an experienced estate planning attorney, you can create a comprehensive plan that protects you and your loved ones.
3 Reasons to Update Your Estate Plan
Changes in family dynamics, major changes in assets or income, and tax law changes may all cause you to review your estate plan. You should update at least once every 5 years.