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May 2015 Archives

Estate planning: Child guardianship choices

Many Harrisburg area parents probably think about and even discuss the person or people they'd like to care for their children, in the event the parents are incapacitated or die. But thoughts and spoken words don't compare to legal actions. Many parents simply don't take the formal steps to select a guardian to raise minor children.

Do you know where your loved one's estate plan is?

Let's say that you've been named by your parents as the executor of their wills. As you can imagine, this is a huge responsibility as it means that you are responsible for making sure that the terms the wills are followed to your parent's specifications. An executor is also responsible for making sure that all estate taxes are paid and that all debts have been accounted for and taken care of.

The tough estate questions you should be asking yourself

When it comes to the subject of death, a lot of people from Pennsylvania and across the nation tend to get quiet. That's because, for many people, the subject of death is taboo, oftentimes put off until the very last minute to avoid the awkwardness that comes with discussing end of life wishes.