Wills vs. Trusts: Protecting Your Kids’ Future

Have you ever wondered which one is right for you? A Will lets you decide how your property and assets will be distributed at the time of your death. A Trust lets you decide how you want your property and assets managed if you’re incapacitated and at your death. For some one of these tools will accomplish their goals, but often they work together to create a more comprehensive plan.

Estate Planning Essentials for Unmarried Couples: Protecting Your Partner’s Future

In the journey of love, creating a solid foundation for the future is key, especially for unmarried couples in Florida. From ensuring your partner is cared for financially and medically to understanding the tax implications of transferring property, estate planning plays a crucial role. In our latest blog post, we’ll guide you through the essential paperwork needed to protect your partner and your legacy.

Ready or Not, Here Comes Adulthood: Essential Estate Planning for Parents of Soon-to-Be 18-Year-Olds

As parents, we often find ourselves caught in a whirlwind of emotions as our children approach adulthood. It’s a bittersweet time—our babies are about to spread their wings and embark on the next chapter of their lives, often by heading off to college. But amidst the excitement and anticipation, it’s crucial to remember that once they turn 18, our “babies” are legally considered adults. This transition brings with it a new set of responsibilities, including the need for comprehensive estate planning. So, let’s dive into the essential documents parents need to ensure their children’s well-being and security as they take this significant step towards independence.

3 Estate Planning Documents You Need If You Have Kids Under 18

With our busy lives, planning for our family’s future isn’t always a top priority. The truth is, without a plan you’re leaving your kids vulnerable if something happens to you and you’re not able to care for them. How will they be cared for financially? Who will raise them if you can’t? The right Estate Plan answers these and other important questions. If you’re ready to get started, take a look at the documents you need to have in place to help you plan.

Estate Planning 101

Why hire an attorney? DIYing your estate plan could mean invalid documents, probate, and DCF intervention. A qualified attorney will help take control of what happens if you’re not around giving you peace of mind.  At IGS Legal we focus on families with young children because we understand that making sure your kids are taken care of is your top priority. Through our estate planning process, we know its not just about assets.  We make sure that if you’re not around your children are safe, protected, and taken care of by someone you know and trust.

What You Need to Do Before Your Kids Free Vacation

Are you ready to hit the road without your kids? Taking a trip without the kids sounds like a dream come true, but before you start packing, make sure you have a plan in place if something happens to you or your kids. In this blog article, I’ll give you some tips you need to make sure your travels are stress-free and enjoyable, so you can make the most of an adult-only adventure!

Is A Will The Right Way?

A will can designate guardians for minor children, instruct how your assets (house, life insurance policies, retirement accounts, investments, cryptocurrency, bank accounts, car, pets, etc.), will be distributed, and keep your family out of conflict after your death. A will is a good estate planning tool, but like trusts, whether a will is the best estate planning tool for your family depends on your unique situation. Here are some advantages and disadvantages you can consider when deciding whether a will is right for you.