Caldwell Law is committed to providing our clients with resources to help them best understand their estate planning. our blog posts are meant to encourage you to think critically about various aspects of estate planning and to strive to learn more.
Please let us know if there are topics you are interested in learning more about and we will do our best to post content on that subject matter!
If you’re thinking about giving your children their inheritance early, you’re not alone. A recent Merrill Lynch study suggests that these days, nearly two-thirds of people over the age of 50 would rather pass assets to their children early than make them wait until...read more
Estate plans are living, breathing creations. Your life can and will change due to new births, children getting older and other shifts in the family; changes to your portfolio, career and business; and changes to your health, where you live and your core values....read more
As poet Robert Burns mused centuries ago, "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry." Despite thoughtful effort and a concerted strategy, you cannot prepare for every emergency. A car accident, sudden illness, workplace injury or chronic medical condition can...read more
As social beings, people like helping others and giving back to our communities. We are innately drawn to working, living, and growing together. Today, with our busy lives and high cost of living, it can be hard to find the time and resources to invest in the...read more
When you establish a trust, you name someone to be the trustee. A trustee does what you currently do with your financial affairs: collect income, pay bills and taxes, save and invest for the future, buy and sell assets, provide for your loved ones, keep accurate...read more
Many young families put off estate planning because they are young and healthy, or because they don’t think they can afford it. But even a healthy, young adult can be taken suddenly by an accident or illness. And while none of us expects to die while our family is...read more
Revocable Living Trusts have become the basic building blocks of estate plans for people of all ages, personal backgrounds, and financial situations. For some, however, a Revocable Living Trust may not be necessary to achieve their estate planning goals or may even be...read more
A recent study conducted by Texas Tech University concluded that a person's ability to make smart financial decisions peaks at age 50. This decline was observed in both men and women, showing that both sexes are equally vulnerable to financial fraud as they age. 4...read more
A resume is a 'snapshot' of your experience, skill set, and education which provides prospective employers insight into who you are and how you will perform. Imagine not updating that resume for 5, 10, or even 15 years. Would it accurately reflect who you are? Would...read more