A  divorce can be a long, expensive, and emotionally draining process.  However, the work does not end once the divorce decree is signed. In order to ensure that your assets and estate planning wishes are carried out in light of this major life change, there are three things you must do as soon as possible….

For many employees, saving for retirement is usually a matter of simply participating in their employer’s 401(k) plan and perhaps opening an IRA for some extra savings. But, when you’re the owner of a business, planning for retirement requires proactivity and strategy. It’s not just the dizzying array of choices for retirement accounts, there’s also…

Approximately half of America’s population over the age of 18 are not married. While much of the discussion involving estate planning focuses on married couples, this topic is just as important for a single person. In fact, many times it’s even more important that a single person have a well-coordinated estate plan because the default…

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…

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…