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…

With rapid advancements in technology, more “every day” things are being managed online, or through apps on cell phones.  Bills may be received by email, and paid securely online.  Documents can be stored in secure clouds or “online vaults.” It is important to make sure your loved ones are aware of what digital assets you…

“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…

Through a quick Google search, it is easy to find “fill in the blank” Power of Attorney forms being provided by numerous sources, such as “do it yourself” guides or cheap and seemingly “easy” online options.  The sources make it seem as though it is easy to complete a power of attorney yourself at little…

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…

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