Estate Planning

5 essential elements of an estate plan

Estate planning looks different for each individual and may be straightforward or sophisticated, depending on the size of your estate and the complexity of your final wishes.  In the absence of an estate plan, your family may become responsible for decisions they...

Common causes of a contested will

If a family member or beneficiary contests a person's will, the resulting legal process will delay the administration of the estate. Understanding the factors that lead to these conflicts can help reduce their likelihood. These are the most common reasons for...