Should You DIY Your Estate Plan?

At Esser, Bradley and Khalsa, PPLC, we are all in favor of American independence and tackling jobs yourself. As long as you do not try to tackle drafting your own estate planning documents. Why? Because there simply are some jobs that are best left to the professionals. And doing your own estate plan is one [...]

By | 2018-06-16T21:05:31+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills|0 Comments

Should You Leave Your Home To Loved Ones Through Your Will or a Beneficiary Deed?

Decisions, decisions, decisions. You can leave your home to your heirs through your will, of course. Or, you can use a beneficiary deed. Choosing to Leave Your Home Through Your Will. Your Last Will and Testament (“Will”) determines how your property is divided when you die. You can (and most people do) leave your real [...]

By | 2018-06-16T20:38:01+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills|0 Comments

A Brief Look at What Happens In the Probate Court.

  Usually when we mention probate, we are talking about how to avoid it. Today we thought we would give you a peek into the (dreaded) probate process. What Is Probate? Probate is the court-supervised process of distributing your assets to your heirs when you die. If you die leaving property (especially real estate) in [...]

By | 2018-05-21T23:05:24+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Estate Planning, Wills|0 Comments

What You Can Do To Get Your Digital Assets in Order

  No doubt about it; technology has revolutionized our lives and our society. It has even changed what is considered to be part of a person’s “estate” when they die. #DigitalEstatePlanning. “Back in the day” all you had to worry about was your present life, the afterlife and passing on your tangible assets (real property, [...]

By | 2018-05-21T21:42:17+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills|0 Comments

Special Needs Trusts

Many families have loved ones who have special needs: Autism, Downs Syndrome, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia or some other type of debilitating physical, mental, or developmental disability. As much as we love our family members, sometimes it can be emotionally very challenging to care for the ones in these particular circumstances. For some families it makes [...]

By | 2018-01-04T23:10:00+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Trusts|Comments Off on Special Needs Trusts