What do the terms usufruct and usufructuary mean?

  There are many terms that you will hear when you work on your estate plan. Some are easy to understand. There are others you do not hear outside of the world of succession. Two of those words are usufruct and usufructuary. Understanding those terms can ease the...

Avoid These 6 Estate Planning Mistakes

Estate planning, for many, is an essential part of protecting your family and personal assets. While each estate plan is custom, there are six common mistakes people should avoid, which include: Understanding Your Estate Plan: The lack of not understanding your estate...

Wills vs. trusts: knowing the differences

Estate planning is an essential undertaking. While it might be daunting to begin determining how your assets will be allocated after your death, doing it early can save you a lot of stress down the road. You might be unsure about how to approach your estate planning....

Should you have a Power of Attorney?

You may be prepared for what will happen if you pass away unexpectedly, but have you planned for what would happen if illness or an accident prevented you from making decisions for yourself? A Mandate (also called Power of Attorney) is a key part of estate planning,...

Debunking common myths about estate planning

If you currently view estate planning as a legal burden for the elderly, it’s time for a change of perspective. Think of it instead as a gift of love to your family. Estate planning is the way to ensure that your wishes prevail with regards to your health choices and...

This is what you should know about seeking asylum

There is no question that U.S. politics have been in flux during the Trump Administration. With so many changes, it's no wonder that many immigrants are worried about coming to the United States or having trouble understanding what they need to do to be here legally....

4 questions that tell the truth about immigration

Immigration, although it is often spoken about in a negative way, is something that the United States needs to survive. Immigrants coming from other countries bring new ideas and cultures to the U.S. They also fill positions in workplaces that otherwise may be left...