New Haven Legal Blog

Check Your Estate Plan After a Divorce

27
July
2014

If you are currently undergoing a divorce, or recently went through one, it is likely your brain is filled to capacity with concerns, worries, and stresses. Once you have any small semblance of peace, though, it is important to add one more thought to the list: Estate planning. If you had an estate plan all […]

Posted in Estate Planning, Marriage |

Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning

20
July
2014

Just a few short decades ago, prenuptial agreements were all but unheard of. They weren’t for ordinary people, but rather for rich famous couples who were unlikely to last anyway. Nowadays, however, they have become more commonplace, and for valid reasons. Whether both individuals are well-enough off that they just want to avoid financial entanglement, […]

Posted in Estate Planning, Marriage |

Inherited IRAs not Exempt in Bankruptcies, Says Supreme Court

13
July
2014

Last month, the United States Supreme Court made a decision which has drastic financial ramifications for a large number of people across the country. Their decision, which was unanimous, was related to an inherited individual retirement account (IRA), and how it falls in with a bankruptcy plan. Normally, IRA accounts are considered retirement funds, and […]

Posted in Estate Planning, Retirement Accounts |

List Out Digital Footprint for Your Loved Ones

06
July
2014

The whole world is becoming more digital, and while there are an amazing array of conveniences that come with it, it also complicates estate planning a little bit. The phrase “digital footprint” is a term that means specifically how many accounts and memberships you have online. This can be gmail accounts, online banking, vehicle forums, […]

Posted in Digital Assets, Estate Planning |