Tag Archives: Estate planning

How Can I Protect My Family and Assets with Estate Planning?

An interview with Stacy Turner, Esq. Part Two

Today SevenPonds continues its interview with Stacy Turner, Esq. Stacy has kindly agreed to give some estate planning tips to our readers to help ensure that their wishes are respected after their death. Debra: Stacy, can you give me a … Continue reading

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How Can I Use Estate Planning to Protect My Family and My Assets?

An interview with estate planning attorney Stacy Turner, Esq., Part One

Today SevenPonds speaks with Stacy Turner, Esq., an attorney in San Rafael, California who specializes in estate planning, particularly as it relates to minor and special needs children. Stacy also works with clients to help them plan for their long-term care … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Make a Last Letter to Your Loved Ones

Write your letter as you plan the rest of your will

Our Tip of the Week: Writing a will can feel impersonal and even mechanical. After you’ve assigned beneficiaries to your estate and given your doctor end-of-life instructions, you can still feel as though you have more to say. The loose ends of … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Avoid Costly Court Fees with Non-Probate Assets

Learn which of your possessions are non-probate

Our Tip of the Week: Many people believe that as long as they draft a will, their assets will be distributed exactly as they wish after they die. However, this isn’t always the case, especially when you’re dealing with probate. In … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Make Your Codicils Legal

Review your state laws to ensure that any amendment to your legal will is honored

Our Tip of the Week: Writing a legal will is an important act of love for anyone who wishes to make the distribution of their estate easy for their loved ones. Your legal will is effective immediately upon completion, but … Continue reading

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How Can We Open Conversations about Aging with our Elderly Parents? An Interview with Katharina Dress

Katharina Dress from Aging in Harmony talks about faciliating discussions between the elderly and their families

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Katharina Dress from Aging in Harmony, an organization that provides communication support for elders and their families and caretakers. Katharina has a masters degree in communications from San Francisco State University and has completed extensive training … Continue reading

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