Estate Planning Blog

Make an Estate Plan Your New Year’s Resolution

Each year around 75% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution. However, less than 25% stay committed to them after just 30 days.[1] This year, as we say goodbye to 2020, resolve to be better prepared in 2021,…

Disinheritance

This time of year usually means togetherness. However, the holidays can also remind us of in-laws and other relatives that we only see once a year or not even at all. So when it comes to drafting your will and estate, how…

Tax Considerations Involved with Charitable Donations

As we approach the end of the year, we give thanks for our blessings and consider again how to make a positive difference. Give to the Max Day is just behind us, and Giving Tuesday arrives on December 1st. After…

3 Estate Planning Documents Every College Student Needs

Turning 18 is an exciting time in your child’s life —so many opportunities and adventures await them. But turning 18 and going to college, especially during the current climate, has some hidden consequences many parents are…

Clearing Up Common Estate Planning Misconceptions

Television, movies, books, friends, family, the news media, and the internet are full of information regarding Estate Planning. However, each person’s planning situation is unique, so reliance on a one size fits all approach…

Estate Planning Case Study: The Self-Written Will

With television and movies often focusing their plot lines around legal proceedings, our Estate Planning group recently looked at the 2019 movie Knives Out for a case study regarding…

The Family Cabin – Will it be a Haven or a Nightmare?

Parents need to make sure they consider all of the issues and potential conflicts that could arise from transferring the cabin.

Do you know the difference between a Irrevocable Trust and a Revocable Trust?

Consult with your Estate Planning attorney for more complete information on these and other strategies.

Estate Planning and COVID-19

Having a current estate plan in place will help you reduce some anxiety during this difficult time.

Estate Planning at The Oscars - Best Actress

With the Academy Awards nearly upon us, the Estate Planning group at Eckberg Lammers looks back at some notable estate planning issues that arise in the movies and with the actors and other talent in them. We’ll consider not…

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