Nobody likes to think that their heirs will go at each other tooth and nail after the will is read -- but it happens. Sometimes, there are simmering resentments between family members that come to the surface after a death. Other times, someone just really believes that the deceased was mislead or his or her will was essentially corrupted by one person's undue influence.
If you're the executor of someone's estate, one thing that's easy to overlook is the deceased's final tax filing. It's an important part, however, of handling his or her estate.
Estate plans are rarely "one and done." They need a little maintenance to keep them healthy over time. Anytime there's a major overhaul of the tax code is a good time to review your estate plan and see what might have changed for you and your heirs.
Worried about your special needs child’s financial future? You don’t have to be.
Financial exploitation can happen to anyone. There are plenty of con artists and thieves out there willing to take your money. Some seniors are, unfortunately, at the most risk from members of their own family, neighbors and friends.
Stepmothers have always had a bad image in popular mythology. Snow White certainly had trouble with hers. Hansel and Gretal didn't fare much better.