Can Unmarried Couples Have An Estate Plan?

Can Unmarried Couples Have An Estate Plan?

Many couples–married or unmarried–want to have inheritance rights. This means they need to execute testamentary documents, such as wills, in order to ensure a solid estate plan. In states that do not recognize common law marriage, the state will not recognize a couple...
Claiming Social Security Benefits at Age 70

Claiming Social Security Benefits at Age 70

If you are about to turn 70, congratulations on reaching a big milestone.  And if you also have delayed claiming Social Security retirement benefits up till now, you are joining a select group — only 6.5 percent of Social Security recipients put off collecting...
Can an Inheritance Lead to Disruption in Families?

Can an Inheritance Lead to Disruption in Families?

“Most states recognize inheritances as separate property, and many experts say keeping them separate is often the best approach.” Is an inheritance a blessing, or a curse? That’s the question from the recent article “When One Spouse Gets an Inheritance It Can Be Hard...