Avoiding Estate Planning

Discussions about why people avoid setting up their estate plans, including the lack of understanding the need, perceived high attorney fees, and avoidance due to the nature of the topic.

Distrust as a Distraction to Planning (Part II)

Last week, we discussed how our skepticism for institutions and each other can deter us from moving forward with estate planning.  This was exemplified by a Washington Post story describing a life insurance company earning more in interest than they were paying out to a family suffering the loss of their military son in action. …

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Distrust as a Distraction to Planning (Part I)

While we seem to have ever-increasing access and insight over our government, corporations, professionals and even the press, the general level of mistrust in these institutions and the individuals that support them have also arguably arisen exponentially.  However, in terms of personal financial and estate planning, these widespread suspicions can be relegated to attractive, yet…

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Why We Avoid Estate Planning

Welcome to the blog!  Thank you for stopping by. A recent survey at lawyers.com indicates that almost half of all Americans have not had any estate planning documents prepared.  A high percentage of these individuals have done no planning at all, and are placing the risk of possibly devastating consequences on their families.  Read more...

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