Breaking down confusing estate planning terms

You’ve finally made the decision to plan for what happens to assets when you eventually die, and you know it’s a smart move to make financial plans for the future. As you dig into the process, however, you’re confronted with a whole new set of terms to sort out....

What to Expect at Every Stage of Divorce

Legal dissolution means the marriage has officially ended, but that step represents only one part of the divorce process. Divorcing your spouse involves shifts in nearly every aspect of life, from your home, emotions, and finances, to your social and even spiritual...

Co-parenting After Divorce

Your ex is supposed to pick up your son for soccer practice and he’s late — again. You’re starting to wonder if his tardiness is more than just poor time management. He might be doing it on purpose, either out of apathy or a sense of revenge. This situation is...

Who Needs a Supplemental Trust?

If your child or loved one lives with a severe chronic illness, developmental disorder, or other disabling health issues, a supplemental trust can act as a powerful mechanism to protect financial assets that may support their lifestyle needs. Supplemental trusts work...

After a Divorce: 3 Ways to Reframe Your Life

On the other side of divorce, some might say, is when the real work starts. You’re at a fresh starting point, one that allows you to define much of what happens next in your life.  It’s not uncommon for people to flounder under this newfound freedom,...