As stated here, the reason this blog showcases the excellent posts and articles about estate planning is an attempt to make the topic more accessible and less intimidating. However, it has been suggested that I am linking to far too many sources each week, and that this fact actually works against the original goal.
Since less is often more, here is a new attempt to share favorite recent resources in estate planning. Let me know what you think.
Top Posts and Articles of the Week
Post of the Week
It’s Time To Stop Fighting About Same-Sex Marriage, Deborah L. Jacobs, DJ Working, forbes.com.
Back to School: 4 Things You Must Know about Emergency Cards, Candice Aiston, Esq., Oregon Estate Planning Blog.
Green and Gold Legacy: Estate Planning for Green Bay Packers Season Tickets, Sara B. Andrew, Esq., State Bar of Wisconsin.
- Ed. note: This article can be made more palatable for the reader by replacing “Green Bay Packers” with “Philadelphia Eagles” throughout.
Legal Docs You Need Before Leaving Your Little Ones, Danielle G. Van Ess, Esq., DGVE Law Blog.
Stock Price Drop Is a Great GRAT Opportunity, Bryan Howard, Esq., Tennessee Estate Planning Law Blog.
Trial & Heirs: Protect Your Family Fortune!, Danielle Mayoras, Esq. and Andy Mayoras, Esq., Trial & Heirs.
- Website for a PBS Special on estate planning, on which the hosts “use high-profile celebrity stories” to “educate people about wills, trusts and estate planning”. Danielle and Andy Mayoras, estate planning practitioners in Michigan, regularly use this approach to educate readers in their entertaining Probate Lawyer Blog, which is playfully subtitled “Famous Fortune Fights!“
- The show debuts tonight in Michigan and on UStream.tv, and throughout the country in November and December.
Video on How to Tie and Seal a Will, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer, Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog.
For Professionals and Interested Readers
Breaking News on IRS Form 8939 and IRS Form 706, Julie Garber, Esq., about.com.
Share any top new estate planning posts or articles in the Comments section below. Enjoy your week!