Young Adults

Preparing for the Next Hurricane Irma

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Preparing for the Next Hurricane Irma
Posted on: September 27th, 2017
By Hallie L. Zobel, Esq.

Houston under water.  Puerto Rico destroyed. Central Florida battered.  Natural disasters such as Hurricane Irma can be a sobering experience. Many clients and friends walked away from their Florida homes, prepared to lose everything. Most of us in Central Florida were very lucky and have our power back. The grocery store aisles are almost full again. The curbs still are littered with tree branches ...

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Lattes vs. Life Insurance: Do Millennials Really Have to Choose?

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Life insurance plays a key role in achieving one’s estate planning goals. We recommend a three-pronged approach in convincing Millennials that life insurance has relevance to their lives.

Lattes vs. Life Insurance: Do Millennials Really Have to Choose?
Posted on: September 22nd, 2015
By Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq.

This month marks the 12th anniversary of Life Insurance Awareness Month.  For more than 200 years, life insurance has created a financial safety net for families when the unexpected happens.

With September well underway, ...

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Estate Planning for Newlyweds

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The June Wedding was Spectacular and the Newlyweds Are Back. So What’s Estate Planning Got to Do with It?

Estate Planning for Newlyweds
Posted on: June 23rd, 2015
By Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq.

Estate planning for newlyweds should begin immediately following the honeymoon.The summer wedding season has begun! It’s always so exciting to witness two people falling in love and planning romantic destination weddings. Seeing a happy couple pledge their love under the wedding arch brings a joyful tear to one’s eye. ...

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Estate Planning for Young Adults

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Estate Planning for Young Adults
Posted on: May 16th, 2013
By: Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq. CPA MBA MSTax MSAcctg

Teenagers, rejoice! At age 18, your government says you are an adult and your parents have no legal ability to make decisions for you. Just what you want, right? No more nagging about cleaning up after yourself, making something of your life, and sitting up straight.

Parents, beware! When your child turns age 18, your government says your child is an ...

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Your Child and Their Inheritance: How to Share the Financials

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Your Child and Their Inheritance: How to Share the Financials
Posted on: May 13th, 2013
By: Hallie Zobel, Esq.

Most children are left in the dark regarding detailed information about their parents’ financials. Well-off parents may not want to tell their children for fear of them becoming dependent. Parents who struggle financially may not tell their children as a means to keep them from worrying. Both approaches are understandable, but in failing to speak to children about the family wealth, children ...

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Estate Planning is Still Relevant: Three Key Documents Every Adult Should Have

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Estate Planning is Still Relevant: Three Key Documents Every Adult Should Have
Posted on: April 29th, 2013
By: Hallie Zobel, Esq.

The federal estate tax exemption, which is the maximum amount of wealth an individual can have when they die but not pay any federal estate tax, used to be $600,000. The families of the deceased who exceeded this limit were often people who did not consider themselves rich—maybe a farming family with a small working farm for example. Unfortunately, they ...

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