Estate Planning Tips During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a wakeup call for those who have yet to craft or update an estate plan. An estate plan is necessary to protect you and your loved ones medically and financially. If you’ve been putting off crafting an estate plan, you may want to reconsider. Here are estate planning tips to  … Read more

Charitable Giving During the Pandemic

We are living in unprecedented times, and the current crisis may be prompting you to give to charitable institutions that are providing relief for coronavirus victims. Many charities are suffering through this crisis and are desperate for help, but this also means that scams are at a record high as well. Follow these tips to  … Read more

What to Include in a Living Will

We all want to provide for our families after we pass on, but it is also important to leave instructions for our family members in the event a medical condition leaves us incapable of making medical decisions on our own. A living will is a way to care for your family and remove from them  … Read more

The Benefits of Mediation in Guardianship Disputes

One of the most difficult phases of life occurs when our parents can no longer fully care for themselves. The circle of life reverses roles, placing the children in the place of caregiver. For adult children, the decisions that must be made concerning their elderly parents are difficult. Children want to make sure their aged  … Read more

How To Avoid Probate Problems

If you search the web, you will find many examples of probate horror stories. There are many reasons that probate can turn into a courthouse circus, but this kind of drama can be avoided with careful estate planning. What is Probate? Before we discuss the problems that can occur, we need to understand probate. Probate  … Read more

The Importance of Special Needs Planning

The challenges of parenting a special needs child can be daunting, and sometimes it is easy to delay the important things like financial planning for their future. A recent study conducted by the University of Illinois found that less than half of study participants had completed long-term planning for their special needs children. When to  … Read more

3 Benefits of Settling an Estate Through Probate

When a loved one has passed, the process of grieving begins. However, the process of executing their will, should they have one, and settling their estate has also begun. Choosing how to handle the financial resources left behind depends mostly on the complexity of the will and the number or size of assets. There are  … Read more

Dealing With Guardianship Disputes

Guardianship is never a simple matter. Whether the individual (or ward in legal terms) is a child or a vulnerable adult, it is important to ensure that his or her best interests are at the heart of any dispute. Unfortunately, these matters often result in a fight between two or more parties (guardianship disputes), with  … Read more

A Power of Attorney is Not What You See in the Movies

The thought of giving someone power of attorney (POA) over your affairs may be disconcerting. However, if your fears stem from murder mysteries that you have read or seen on the big screen, you are probably not getting all the facts. Fiction and media are largely sensationalized; they are designed to garner a specific reaction  … Read more

End-of-Year Charitable Planning

The end of the 2019 tax year is just around the corner, so now is the time to complete any last-minute charitable giving to offset your tax burden. End-of-year charitable planning includes a review of the year’s financial status and possible tax burdens, and how you can mitigate high tax rates. Turner Law, LLC can  … Read more