No matter what line of work you are in, estate planning has facets that apply to everyone, and it comes down to documenting wishes and avoiding probate and unnecessary taxes. Too many people put it off, but, in general, the sooner you do it, the better.
“Solo agers face unique challenges, as their needs begin to change.”
You might think that pastors, who lead congregations in occasions of birth and death, would be a little more aware than the rest of us of the events of life, and by extension, the need for an estate plan. However, a recent survey shows otherwise.
Let’s start by understanding what guardianship is, and how it works.
Families with special needs children need to plan their child’s future carefully.
Most people fill out beneficiary forms when they start a new job, open an investment account and open bank accounts. Then they forget about those forms—often for decades.
If you die without a will, you won’t have the opportunity to designate the guardian you want to care for your minor children. Instead, a judge will decide this.