It is common that an event or experience will cause someone to take steps to start their estate planning.  In my experience, it is the expecting, or birth, of a baby that most often leads people into my office.  It may seem that amidst buying baby clothes and developing a birth plan, estate planning would…

The idea of discussing your parent’s finances and estate planning can seem overwhelming and incredibly intimidating.  After all, this is oftentimes the type of questions parents ask their children – not the other way around.  However, as challenging as it can be to initiate this conversation, it is important to do so in order to…

Bringing up the topic of estate planning with parents is something that many people avoid.  It is an awkward, seemingly morbid, conversation to start with aging parents.  You may fear your parents will feel you are invading their privacy, or assessing your inheritance prematurely.  However, it is an incredibly important and necessary conversation to start. “Hey,…

So, you’re married! You have found the one you wish to have and to hold, you are freshly relaxed from your honeymoon, and now you’re wondering “What’s next?”  Schromen Law, LLC would advise that it is the perfect time to set up an appointment to update or create your estate plan. Here is a helpful…

After finishing high school, many graduates are focusing on planning for college.  Such planning includes choosing classes, buying supplies and items for classes as well as their dorm room or apartment, and preparing to move away from home for the first time – sometimes even across the country.  It can be exciting, stressful, and overwhelming…

Parents will go to any length to ensure the safety, security, health and well-being of their children.  But one thing that parents don’t want to think about is the unthinkable; “What if something happens to us?”  Many of my articles focus on providing for the safety and security through an estate plan, but I also…

“First comes love, then comes marriage…” is an old adage that no longer rings true in today’s society.  Couples who are in committed, long term relationships do not always marry, for a multitude of reasons.  Perhaps one partner, or both, have been married before and do not wish to marry again.  Maybe marriage is not…

There are numerous benefits to estate planning, but one that cannot be discounted is the peace of mind that comes with having an estate plan in place. No matter how large or modest your estate, it is inevitable to question what will happen with your hard earned assets should something unexpected happen to you. The…

If you are wondering when you should start your estate planning…the answer is, “NOW!”  When individuals ask me when a good time to star their estate plan is, I always advise that there is no such thing as starting your estate plan too early.  And no, I do not just say that because it is…

After an engagement, the whirlwind of wedding planning starts.  Even planning for a small wedding comes with a lot of moving parts, not to mention considerable expense.  So when I suggest to newly engaged couples that they might want to do their estate planning while they are planning their wedding, they oftentimes find the idea…

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