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Far too many attorneys overcomplicate things, making topics convoluted and difficult to understand to the average person. This blog is committed to explaining legal planning topics in an easy to understand format, in plain English. Enjoy the blogs, and please let us know if there is a topic you would like covered.

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Five Divorce Disasters asset protection trust divorce premarital agreement Nov 27, 2023

A 50% divorce rate is an unfortunate statistic in our current society, and, unfortunately, many people fail to handle the divorce properly resulting in a lot of unintended consequences. These negative results go far beyond simply delaying divorce or not getting everything you are entitled to in...

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Keep the House or Sell It? asset management trusts divorce trustee Sep 25, 2023
The question recently came up from a breadwinner father going through a divorce. In revising his estate plan, should he have the trustee sell the house and use the money to support his children, or have the house stay in trust for the ex and children to live in until the kids are...
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Best Online Estate Planning #estateplanningbooks divorce planningattorney Sep 18, 2023

The world is going digital!

Actually, it's more accurate to say that the world is becoming more digital, and this includes how we consume educational media. On Monday, July 31, 2023, we launched the new book called The Divorce Firewall Strategy on Amazon as a paperback book for order....

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The Divorce Firewall Strategy Book Launch Next Week divorce premarital agreement prenup Jul 24, 2023

On Monday, July 31, 2023, the new book called The Divorce Firewall Strategy will be out and available to the public. As a planning attorney, I have devoted decades to helping client plan ahead through the effective use of trusts and other legal tools to give them and their loved ones the best...

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The Ideal Divorce Firewall Strategy divorce premarital agreement prenup Jul 17, 2023

For all of my clients and content consumers, thank you for your patience. In the last few months, a lot of time has been divided among the usual law firm work, creating content, the Advanced Institute estate planning conference next week, AND finishing the upcoming book The Divorce Firewall...

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