The Shocking Truth About Wills

There are many nuances to wills that people are not knowledgeable about. Unfortunately, not being in the know can affect the owner(s) of a will’s objectives and their intended beneficiaries.

Jason Smith, Estate planning attorney and Elder planning attorney is available to talk about this story.  (Bio)

Some key Points That Jason Smith Can Expand On in an Interview:

  • You can legally disinherit almost anyone except your spouse.
  • Your heirs (spouse and children) have a lot of rights for objecting to a will. No matter how airtight, they can get what is called a heckler’s veto. They can drag out litigation and make it so expensive for the estate that they end up “extorting” money to make it end. Continue reading “The Shocking Truth About Wills”

Alzheimers and Estate Planning: What Everyone Needs to Know

Alzheimers disease can affect any family. Unfortunately, not making some estate planning decisions while your family member is still coherent, can be real trouble.

Jason Smith, Estate planning attorney and Elder planning attorney is available to talk about this story.  (Bio)

What Jason Smith Can Say in an Interview:

5 Lies People Tell Themselves About Their Estate Plan

Available for Interviews: Glenn Matecun.

Glenn Metecun, CELA, is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Here are some talking points the myths about long-term care:

  1. ”I don’t need an estate plan because I don’t have a lot of money.”
  2. “I don’t need to update my estate plan because nothing has changed.”
  3. “My beneficiary designations are in order.”
  4. “I know my trust is fully funded” (most don’t have all their assets inside it.)
  5. “I don’t need an estate plan because my kids will do the right thing.”

These are 5 of the biggest lies we tell ourselves. Proper planning and making sure that you take care of yourself AND your family after you’re gone.

 

Interview: Glenn Matecun.

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7 Tips for Discussing Your Elderly Parents’ Estate Plan

Available for Interviews: Glenn Matecun.

Glenn R. Metecun, CELA, is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Here are some talking points on how one can engage in a thoughtful and crucial conversation with his or her elderly parents on estate planning:

The Shocking Truth About Aretha Franklin’s Estate-Planning Mistakes

Available for Interviews: Glenn Matecun.

Glenn Metecun is an estate-planning attorney who speak about Aretha Franklin’s estate planning mistakes.

Below are a few things Glenn Matecun can say on this story: