Many people think that if they die while they are married, everything they own automatically goes to their spouse or children. They’re actually thinking of state rules that apply if someone dies without leaving a will. In legal jargon, this is referred to as “intestate.” In that case, the specifics will vary depending on each…

We know it’s difficult. Thinking about someone else raising your children could stop us all in our tracks. It feels crushing and too horrific to consider. But it is a must. If you don’t, a stranger will determine who raises your children if something happens to you – your child’s guardian could be a relative…

There is a common misconception that estate plans are only for the ultra-rich—i.e., the “top 1 percent,” 10%, 20%, or some other arbitrary determination of “enough” money.  In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. People at all incomes and wealth levels can benefit from a comprehensive estate plan. Sadly, many have not sat…

On June 21st, attorney Isabelle Taylor Maerki will be speaking on the subject of Tax Issues in Estate Administration From Start to Finish at a National Business Institute Seminar.  This is an all day event featuring multiple speakers and will be hosted at the Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas in Rogers, Arkansas.

Congratulations on the purchase of your new home!  Whether this is your first home or an upgrade/downsize, the purchasing of a home is a big event in your life.  When these major life changes occur, it’s important you are properly prepared going forward. Below are a few things for you to consider now that you…

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