Category: Estates and Trusts

COVID-19 Estate Planning

By Jon D. Madison The anxiety surrounding COVID-19 has led many people to consider estate planning, specifically advance directives to guide health care decision making. Many people haven’t previously thought about who will make health care decisions for them if they are unable to express their wishes. Properly executed advance directives clear up any uncertainty… Read more »

SECURE Act – “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement”

By: Michael D. Wilhelm On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed a fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill that included the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, better known as the “SECURE Act,” which went into effect January 1, 2020. While there are many aspects to this legislation, this article focuses on the so-called… Read more »

Divorce and Your Estate

By Kelli J. Liggett Few things have such a large impact on one’s life than getting divorced. You are no longer married, sometimes living in a different home, your life becomes occupied with battles over property and custody of children. Thus, it makes sense that such an event would have quite an impact on your… Read more »