Should I Leave My Children’s Inheritance to Charity?

“Should I leave my children’s inheritance to charity?” It’s a question that many parents grapple with, especially when considering the needs of their children and their personal philanthropic goals. It’s not just about the money—it’s about the message you want to leave behind and the impact you want to have. Weighing Your Decision When you’re […]

How to Navigate Estate Planning Without Heirs

Many people mistakenly believe that without direct heirs—like children or grandchildren—there’s no need for estate planning. However, the reality is quite different. Even if you don’t have immediate family to inherit your assets, deciding how your estate will be distributed is crucial. If not, you might be surprised at who ends up with your hard-earned […]

How to Manage Your Inheritance

Inheriting assets is a mix of honor and responsibility. As a probate lawyer, I’ve seen many people unprepared for the implications of managing their inheritance. The inclination to treat an inheritance as “bonus” money is common, but there are many pragmatic ways to use these funds for future benefits. Integrating Inheritance into Your Financial Plan […]

Is it Better to Inherit Stocks or Cash?

Inheriting any assets from someone’s estate could benefit a person financially. However, it can also create some challenges. Cash and stock inheritances come with various advantages and disadvantages. Although they provide the funds someone might need to pay necessary expenses or grow their portfolio, some complications could arise. When you’re inheriting either cash or stocks, […]