I Just Want a Simple Will by Teresa Morgan

“I just want a simple will.” As an attorney who has for the past twenty years focused a large part of her practice on estate planning, I cannot begin to count the number of times I have heard that statement from a new or prospective client.

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?

Personal belongings often have special meaning for individuals and family members. Planning to pass on such items — treasured wedding photo, Grandpa’s fishing tackle box, or a well-used yellow pie plate — can be challenging, and may lead to family conflict.

4 Smart Ways to Leave a Legacy

Give to charity Another way to leave a legacy is by contributing money or the equivalent to a charitable cause that reflects your values.

Don’t Neglect to Plan for your Digital Assets

If you’ve made a will, your loved ones will get many of your tangible assets — your car, house, stereo and family heirlooms. But what about your digital property — email accounts, online stock options, photo-sharing sites, even your iTunes profile?

5 Steps for Digital Estate Planning

A will is essential — and these days it should include all your online accounts. The new Google Inactive Account Manager feature can also be a useful tool.

What Joan Rivers Just Taught Pet Lovers About Estate Planning

The death of comedienne Joan Rivers has left millions of fans mourning her loss. The acclaim is sincere: In her arena, the 81-year-old Rivers was a master whose career spanned half a century and represented a huge step forward for women in comedy.