New Developments Transform the Role Life Insurance Plays in Your Estate and Financial Planning

New Developments Transform the Role Life Insurance Plays in Your Estate and Financial Planning

Within the past year, a combination of new legislation and the recent change of leadership in the White House and Congress stands to dramatically increase the income taxes your loved ones will have to pay on inherited retirement accounts as well as increasing the...
Lessons From Kobe  1-Year Later

Lessons From Kobe 1-Year Later

It may seem like a distant memory due to more recent events, a pandemic, and a presidential election, but it has only been ONE year since NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna (“Gigi”), tragically passed away in a helicopter crash in Calabasas,...
Does Your Estate Plan Protect Your Intellectual Property?

Does Your Estate Plan Protect Your Intellectual Property?

If you own a business, you almost certainly have intellectual property. However, because your intellectual property is intangible, it can be invisible to you and those who aren’t familiar with the nature of intellectual property and its value, so it often gets...
King’s children battled over Bible and Nobel Prize

King’s children battled over Bible and Nobel Prize

It’s hard to imagine that someone like Martin Luther King, Jr. would end up being the focus of almost endless court battles. After all, Dr. King was the unfaltering champion of peaceful resistance during his quest for full and equal civil rights for all Americans. He...
Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Dies Without A Will—Part 2

Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Dies Without A Will—Part 2

Last week in part one of this series, we discussed how Hsieh became an Internet pioneer, starting two wildly successful companies, LinkExchange and Zappos, the latter of which he sold to Amazon for $1.2 billion. It was as CEO of the online shoe brand Zappos where...
5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring An Estate Planning Lawyer—Part 1

5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring An Estate Planning Lawyer—Part 1

Since you’ll be discussing topics like death, incapacity, and other frightening life events, hiring an estate planning lawyer may feel intimidating or morbid. But it definitely doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, it can be the most empowering decision you ever make...