Want a nude funeral? It's a question you may not have thought about prior to this. In this article, we share our thoughts on nude funerals and what you should know if you're interested in doing this. Some of us have very specific ideas about events in our lives. We want our wedding just so. Perhaps it is an outdoor ceremony by the ocean or a Las Vegas ceremony presided over by a pseudo-Elvis. And, nobody is going to stop us from having it our way, assuming we can find a partner who will … [Read more...] about Want a Nude Funeral? Have it Your Way
When someone close to us dies, it is a time of grief, confusion, and change. As we struggle through our grief, we go through the haze of the funeral and burial. Then, it is tempting to just bury our heads in the sands of grief. However, things must be done to handle the deceased’s affairs as they wanted them handled. Long delays can jeopardize their wishes. First, there are significant deadlines from a tax perspective. If the deceased had enough in assets to have a taxable estate, which … [Read more...] about Handling Matters After the Death of a Loved One: Just Do It
Someone died to leave you an inheritance. Inheriting money sounds great on the surface. Visions of plasma TVs, tropical vacations, and better schools for the kids all dance through your head. However, the reality often is somewhat different. First, you may have grieving to do. If the person was close to you, you may have to work through emotional issues before spending that inheritance. Next, you may not want the inheritance. I know that sounds crazy, but it is true—you may … [Read more...] about I Just Inherited Money! Now What Do I Do?
Who will get your assets at your death? Do you think you know? You may not. While you probably know who is listed in your Will or Trust, most of us have significant value in assets that are not controlled by either a Will or Trust. Examples of assets not governed by your Will or Trust are: Property held in joint tenancy with right of survivorshipLife insuranceIRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement plans Joint tenancy property goes automatically to the surviving joint tenant(s). So, if you … [Read more...] about Do You Know Who Your Beneficiaries Are?
Compliments of the McGee Law Firm, Attorney Brandon McGee More and more often, it seems that financial swindles are front-page news. Even seemingly savvy investors have been swindled out of their life savings. One swindle, involving Bernie Madoff and his investment company, recently ended in a guilty plea to numerous counts of fraud. Investors discovered that $65 billion in their investment accounts held by Madoff simply did not exist. The investors that fell prey to the Madoff ponzi … [Read more...] about Scams, Swindles, and Fraud, Oh my!
Compliments of the McGee Law Firm, Attorney Brandon McGee People have many different reasons to do estate planning. Some people plan diligently and well in advance of any urgent need. Other people procrastinate and plan only when things are thrust upon them. What are you waiting for? Here are some of the top reasons which estate planning attorneys say motivate their clients to plan or update their existing plan: Vacations – People want to relax without worrying about “what ifs.” … [Read more...] about Top Reasons to Do Estate Planning—What are You Waiting For?