TuckerAllen Estate Planning Blog

The TuckerAllen Estate Planning Blog provides useful insights about wills, trusts, elder law, special needs planning, and more. If you have questions, or are ready to talk to one of our estate planning attorneys about your wishes for you or your family, please contact us.

How Can Partnering With TuckerAllen Benefit Your Clients?

Financial planners are responsible for their clients’ full financial picture, and they frequently advise and remind clients to create an estate plan as the last piece of the puzzle. Naturally, the client often asks, “Can you recommend an estate planning attorney?” Read more…

How Do You Tell a Loved One That Someone Else Will Be Your Children’s Guardian?

If you have minor children, your estate plan will need to include appointing a guardian to take care of them should something happen to you. Unfortunately, a family member who is not chosen might feel hurt. Read more…

Estate Administration – The Devil is in the Details, Part Three

Unfortunately, many individuals never create a will or trust, leaving their relatives with the responsibility not only of handling their estate but of doing their best to guess what their parent or loved one would have want Read more…

That’s Right, Woodchuck-Chuckers, It’s Groundhog Day!

In the now-classic comedy “Groundhog Day”, Bill Murray’s Phil finds himself trapped on the same day, February 2nd, waking each morning to experience the same events over and over again. While there are times in which we too feel like we are stuck in Groundhog Day as our daily lives can become repetitive, the reality is that the only constant in our lives is change. Read more…

Estate Planning Essentials for Single Parents

Estate planning is important for all parents but is essential if you are a single parent, because the children do not have a second parent to rely on. Estate planning will ensure that your children are cared for and provided for in the event of your death or incapacity. Read more…

Estate Administration – The Devil is in the Details, Part Two

Handling the administration of an estate after a loved one’s death can be daunting. If your loved one created an estate plan, this will help immensely, but the mechanics of gathering, transferring, and tracking property can still be a bit confusing. Read more…

What New Parents Need to Know About Estate Planning

When you are adjusting to life as a new parent, estate planning is unlikely to be at the top of your to-do list. You are probably preoccupied with matters such as car seats, pediatricians, and child care options, all while trying to sneak in a bit of sleep. But becoming a new parent makes preparing your estate plan especially important. Read more…

Estate Administration – The Devil is in the Details, Part One

Families that are grieving the recent loss of a loved one must nonetheless make sure that their loved one’s property is distributed according to his or her last wishes. Read more…

Should Your Retirement Planning Include Estate Planning?

Preparing for retirement includes anticipating the level of one's future income and the lifestyle it will allow. However, retirement planning should also include estate planning. Read more…

Estate Planning Checklist: What to do When a Loved One Passes

Coping with the death of a loved one can be emotionally exhausting. In addition to the pain of the grieving process, there are a lot of logistics involved in managing your loved one’s estate, particularly if you are their spouse or have been appointed executor of their estate. Read more…


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