When to Update Your Estate Plan

National Estate Planning Awareness Week

How does one know when to update an estate plan? How does one know when to create one in the first place? Estate planning can be a daunting topic for many people. The good news is there are many options available to benefit you and your loved ones because not everyone’s situation is the same. However, there are several circumstances that may affect…

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National Estate Planning Awareness Week

In 2008 Congress passed a resolution to declare the third week in October for Estate Planning Awareness. The goal is to spread information to the public about the importance and the impact of having an estate plan and the consequences of not having one.

As a resident of the U.S., you have the right to dictate what happens to your estate upon your d…

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Legal Alert: I Say a Little Prayer

Aretha Franklin's Estate Plan

Aretha Franklin died on August 16, 2018, and there is much buzz about the Queen of Soul’s lack of an estate plan. Her estate is rumored to be worth roughly $80 million and possibly more depending on the value of her song catalog. Probate court filings and reports from her inner circle indicate that she died without ever having prepared a will or tr…

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Ending the Trend: Lessons from #MeToo

This past week, through the “#metoo” campaign, countless women have revealed that they have been the victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault during their lives. Without a doubt, some of these incidents have occurred within the workplace. The sheer volume of stories shared highlights that sexual harassment in the workplace is a persistent and…

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March's Final Friday Jeans Day Donations Headed to Guiding Light

This month, Smith Haughey will be collecting Final Friday Jeans Day donations for Guiding Light, an organization whose mission is to partner with individuals to fulfill their God-given potential through rescue, recovery, and re-engagement in the community. The organization assists men with substance abuse problems to achieve recovery from addiction…

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