Asset Protection — What Is It and Why Do You Need It

Asset Protection — What Is It and Why Do You Need It

Estate planning can seem complicated, but often it’s just because the vocabulary isn’t familiar. Here is what you need to know about asset protection: What is asset protection? What risks should I protect against? What timelines should I consider when it...
Stop Thief! 10 Things That Can Steal From Your Estate

Stop Thief! 10 Things That Can Steal From Your Estate

If you’ve ever been robbed like I have, you know that awful feeling of violation and loss of control. More than the material things that are stolen, the loss of peace of mind and sense of security can have lasting effects. When I had just started practicing law,...
The St. Louis Rams & Beneficiary Designations

The St. Louis Rams & Beneficiary Designations

When the rules are in writing, you have to follow them. Unless you’re the NFL.  I am a St. Louis Rams fan. Loyal from the time they arrived in St. Louis after failing to get a new stadium in Los Angeles. Like all Rams fans, I was really upset when they left St....
7 Questions to Ask In Order to Do Effective IRA Planning

7 Questions to Ask In Order to Do Effective IRA Planning

IRA planning can be tricky. In order to make sure you plan as best as you can, you should discuss the following questions with your attorney and other advisors: 1. Will you need the IRA funds during your life? If not, you may want to convert to a Roth or use the...