Even if you think you’ve covered all the bases when it comes to your estate planning, if you haven’t prepared your children for the inheritance they will receive one day, you still have work to do. Parents can find many reasons for putting off this discussion because it can be uncomfortable.  You don’t want to…

The sun is shining. The sky is blue. The warm wind blows over me in my convertible with the top down. This is my charmed life. Grigio—named after his beautiful shade of silver—has two seats, a tiny trunk, and limited leg room.  He’s Italian, and for my season without children to shuttle or mulch to…

Good planning is essential to making a successful start to getting a divorce. Even though you may feel you are ready from an emotional standpoint, you need to be sure you are legally prepared before you file.  Here are five planning tips to help you prepare for a divorce: #1: Talk with an experienced divorce…

We all know that, on average, women outlive men.  What we generally neglect to consider is that they also generally earn less than men and have to manage expenses longer due to their longer life expectancies.  Here are the top 10 estate planning rules for women: Make a will.  A will provides instruction on how…

It is hard for me to write about him.  In so many ways now he is just someone I used to know.  Strange that what seems like another lifetime ago, he was the person I used to know best.  This week would have been our 18th wedding anniversary, but instead time let 8 years slip…

Not every divorce is bad for children.  If there is a lot of conflict between their parents, some children may even feel a sense of relief when they learn their parents are getting divorced.  While there are a number of good reasons for divorce, parents may feel that staying together for the benefit of the…

If you can qualify, Chapter 7 bankruptcy may provide more advantages to you than Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  But everyone’s circumstances are different, so you will need to know the advantages and disadvantages to Chapter 7 bankruptcy to determine if it is the best solution for you. The key advantage of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is…

The one thing just about everyone can agree to about divorce is that no one wants it to drag on and on.  Getting a divorce done quickly (relatively speaking) is possible, but it requires some effort on the part of both spouses to work together toward a fair and equitable settlement.  If you’ve made the…