There are only two certainties in life, death and taxes. Unfortunately to many of us fail to prepare a last will and testament. Studies show that the most common obstacle is confusion about your will. Speaking with an attorney in your state that specializes in estate law can help empower you to do for your family what needs to be done.
There are often free community events and classes held at different locations. For example, the State Library often has cooking demonstrations, and Kapolei library will host a seminar about Social Security and Hawaii Kai library has an health care proxy trusts expert coming later this month. You can see a complete calendar of events at the HSPLS main website. Most libraries even provide job application assistance, not to mention wireless and free internet use. Here’s a link to see the locations that offer wireless internet, you don’t even need to buy a cup of coffee to stay there like you do at other wi-fi spots.
You might be able to find many items for your bathroom at estate sales. When someone passes away, often times their estate will be sold at an auction. If you go in with a good idea of what you are looking for, you may be able to land a great deal on tubs or faucets for your bathroom.
Prepare a Will and include the appointment of a Guardian. While a Will and the appointment of a guardian is important for anyone with minor children, it is doubly so if the child is disabled. Finding the right guardian can be difficult. In some cases, the care needs of the child may be so demanding that he or she will need a different guardian from his or her siblings. The parents need to make these determinations while they can.
Oh sure, we would maybe take a CPA out to lunch or refer a client or two to an estate trusts and wills, in the hopes that they would reciprocate and refer back. However, most advisors do not set up the same type of systematic marketing for professionals that they do for the public with seminars, lead programs, and advertisements.
However, I have managed to spoil them rather badly and one cat, my Boots, is a special needs critter that requires a special female touch, as he does not like males very much. So finding the right person(s) to take over the task I have started, is going to require some searching and decision making, which I have already begun.
Estate planning is also very much a taxation issue. The tax implications of estates can be complex and in some cases can have devastating impacts on the people that you leave behind. Instead of providing for them, poor tax planning can put additional burdens on them after you are gone. Estate planning requires a lot of knowledge of issues that are sometimes confusing. Insurance professionals and financial planners can help you navigate through the murky waters of Estate planning. It is true that you can not take it with you, but you should have the final say about where it does go.