When Should I Consider Changing Beneficiaries?

Will and Law

Certain life events, such as divorce, could force you to reconsider the original beneficiaries named in your estate plan. To ensure your assets are protected in the event that you die, you’ll want to meet with an estate planning lawyer to make sure the right parties have been named to inherit your estate. Who Can Be A Beneficiary? You can have multiple beneficiaries for your estate. These can include: Your spouse: It’s common to select…

How Can A Living Trust Benefit You?

A living trust holds the assets of the estate owner in a trust for their benefit during the individual’s lifetime. Then, upon the death of the estate owner, the assets are given to beneficiaries named by the “successor trustee,” also known as the person who had been chosen by the deceased to do so. These trusts can be changed, updated, or even canceled at any time. If you’re considering a living trust, here are a…

The Benefits of Having a Living Will

A living will is a legal document that states your desires regarding end-of-life medical care. The extensiveness of care will be dependent on what you believe you will need should you become sick or injured. This legal document is used when you are incapacitated and unable to handle your medical care on your own. Some people may not, however, understand the benefits of having a living will. Here are a few qualities of a living…

How Did UPS Lose a $700,000 Inheritance?

Last Will and Testament

Handling the estate of someone who has passed away can be a daunting task. Depending on the beneficiaries, there can be many people to attend to, and making sure those people get their fair share of inheritance is top priority. So, if you were the executor of an estate, what would you do if the inheritance of one of your beneficiaries was lost in the mail? UPS Loses a $700,000 Inheritance, What Did They Do…

What Do Journalists Do When They Are Falsely Arrested?

Getting arrested is never a fun ordeal. Being read your rights, getting processed and sitting in a jail cell awaiting your fate is enough to rattle any person. Could you imagine facing that on a regular basis because it’s your job? Being falsely arrested can be an occupational hazard of being a journalist. And though these journalists have the right to cover events like protests, their rights are sometimes ignored by law enforcement. Here’s what…