Adult children need to be included in discussions of your estate plan, if for no other reason than that. each needs to be willing and able to perform the duties assigned, and the location of your documents.
20 years after her death at age 22, the estate of rhythm and blues singer Aaliyah Haughton was still tied up in disputes. Money and inheritances are common causes for conflicts in families, but estate planning can help maintain harmoney.
Grandparents who took out student loans to help children or grandchildren – or adults who borrowed to pay for education after being displaced during the recession are now faced with the possibility of dying with the loans still unpaid. Some loans will be discharged on death; for others, life insurance can fund the repayments.
Preparing your estate for what happens after you die is vital, but after your death, the legal actions and other duties do not end. While you cannot be there to support your family through the probate process, they may want to hire a probate attorney who can help. ...