Why You Need An Estate Plan

Why You Need An Estate Plan

Pitt & Emison Estate Planning

An effectively executed comprehensive financial plan delivers dollar savings in improved investment returns, lower taxes, lower fees, more efficient wealth and more stable income. However, an important outcome of this process addresses what may be on your worry list: running out of money, family strife, unexpected losses and making financial mistakes. The Key Takeaways: Financial stress can negatively affect the ...
Why Does Probate Take So Long

Why Does Probate Take So Long?

Pitt & Emison Estate Planning

Probate can be easily avoided, but most estates are dragged through the process. Why? Many people fail to create an estate plan, so probate is required. And - others plan with just a Will, so probate is required. As a result, assets end up at the mercy of a probate judge, open to public scrutiny, and delayed passing to beneficiaries. ...
Love Letters

Love Letters

Pitt & Emison Business Succession Planning, Estate Planning

Think of your estate planning documents as the most important love letters you're ever going to write. Many Americans have the misperception that estate planning is simply preparing for one's death and is only necessary for the affluent. To the contrary, estate planning is as much about passing values to loved ones as it is about passing material possessions. Thus ...
Blended Families Underscore The Need For Estate Planning

Blended Families Underscore the Need for Estate Planning

Pitt & Emison Estate Planning

Anyone with children or modest assets should seriously consider some minimal estate planning, but the increasing number of blended families underscores the need for proper estate planning. Blended families can involve children from a prior marriage as well as joint children, sometimes joking referred to as 'his, hers and theirs.' And blended families involve both younger and older couples, and ...