Category Archives: Consider This

General thoughts and topics related to estate planning. These are the things that didn’t really fit well in any other category.

Favorite Estate Planning Quotes: #4


Quotation No. 4:  “I would rather make my name than inherit it.”  ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

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Favorite Estate Planning Quotes: #3


Quotation No. 3:  “I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.”  ~ Andrew Carnegie

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Favorite Estate Planning Quotes: #2


Quotation No. 2:  “Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.”  ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

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Favorite Estate Planning Quotes: #1


Quotation No. 1:  “I want to leave my children enough that they feel they can do anything, but not so much that they do nothing.” ~ Warren Buffet

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What to Expect When You See a Lawyer About Estate Planning (Part Two)


What Happens in the Estate Planning Process After the Initial Consultation. Different lawyers conduct estate planning in different ways.  Part One of this post topic explored the initial consultation. This post discusses what happens after that consultation. The basic phases … Continue reading

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What to Expect When You See a Lawyer About Estate Planning (Part One)


What Happens When You See a Lawyer About Estate Planning? The basic phases of estate plan creation are: initial consultation; information gathering and planning; drafting; review; and signing. Afterward, there are funding steps and there should be ongoing review and … Continue reading

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What I Love About Estate Planning


Estate planning is my favorite area of law.  I’ve been a lawyer for more than twenty years and have practiced in several areas of law, including trial work, divorce, public agency law, real estate, business formation, transactions, and appeals. I … Continue reading

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How to Plan for My Pet After I Die


Estate Planning for My Pet There are many options for planning for your pets after you die.  The only option you don’t have is to direct that your pet be immediately put down. Believe it or not, some people ask … Continue reading

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Do I Really Need an Estate Plan?


Estate Planning is not just for the wealthy. An estate plan does more than simply pass on your assets. It names someone to care for your assets and pay your bills if you become incapacitated. It names guardians for minor … Continue reading

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What Does “Estate Planning” Mean?


What is Estate Planning? Estate Planning means several things, but it generally refers to planning for events following your death or incapacity. It means making very important decisions – about your loved ones and about yourself. Most estate plans include … Continue reading

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