5 tips for having estate planning conversations.


Having tough conversations is something most of us would prefer to avoid. However, uncomfortable conversations are usually necessary, and when it comes to estate planning, it is best done sooner rather than later. The following are 5 tips for having a conversation about estate planning.    Tip #1: Preempt the conversation. No one enjoys being [...]

5 tips for having estate planning conversations.2021-11-23T23:55:52+00:00

Will tax law changes impact your plan?


Tax laws are constantly changing, and sometimes, these changes can hold a significant impact on the way your estate plan is -or should be- set up. That is why it is important to employ an attorney who is up-to-date and knowledgeable on all current legislation. As an estate planning firm, we take it upon ourselves [...]

Will tax law changes impact your plan?2021-10-01T14:29:31+00:00

Living Will vs. DNR Order


Although both Living Wills and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders state your healthcare wishes for certain situations, the creation, applicability, and specifications for each document vary greatly. We include a Living Will with each of our estate plans, but this document is often confused with a DNR Order. Since we believe it is important our [...]

Living Will vs. DNR Order2021-08-02T16:08:50+00:00

Your Must-Have Healthcare Documents


While a trust or will can protect your assets upon your passing, how do you ensure your healthcare needs are taken care of while you are alive? Mason Law and Planning Group, LLC wants to make sure that your plan works for you should you become incapacitated. That is why we include three crucial healthcare [...]

Your Must-Have Healthcare Documents2021-07-22T18:35:36+00:00

Estate Planning for College Students


You read that right! Estate planning is a necessary part of life for every adult, not only those with kids and/or an abundance of assets. Now that your child is 18, they are legally classified as an adult and establishing an estate plan is an important step to ensure they are prepared for college and [...]

Estate Planning for College Students2021-05-18T15:23:16+00:00

What is the SECURE Act Tax Law?


The  "Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement" Act, -or SECURE Act- is a tax law that became effective January 1, 2020. This  legislation greatly impacted various aspects of retirement accounts and how they are distributed to non-spouse beneficiaries.  KEY Points  There are many things that went into the SECURE Act, below are the major [...]

What is the SECURE Act Tax Law?2021-03-31T20:28:11+00:00

Should You Create Your Own Wills and Trusts?


We live in an incredible age where all kinds of information is right at our fingertips via the Internet. We have more power to learn and do things for ourselves than at any other time in history. This is great for empowerment and building knowledge, but it can occasionally get us into a little trouble. [...]

Should You Create Your Own Wills and Trusts?2019-01-09T02:14:44+00:00

Can Your Children’s Spouses Inherit from You?


Will and trust lawyers in Colorado Springs see plenty of situations where parents who love their children are not entirely in love with their children’s spouses. This can make the estate planning process a little tricky, because the spouse can add tension and stir up drama that wouldn’t have been there otherwise. While some people [...]

Can Your Children’s Spouses Inherit from You?2019-01-09T00:46:29+00:00

What You Should Know about Your Parents’ Estate Planning


Talking to older or retired parents about their estate plan isn’t necessarily something we look forward to, but elder lawyers in Colorado Springs have seen first-hand why it’s so important. Of course you don’t want to think about your parents’ death or to come across as insensitive or greedy. On the other hand, though, ignoring [...]

What You Should Know about Your Parents’ Estate Planning2019-01-09T00:43:08+00:00

Is Estate Planning Important for You?


While trust lawyers in Colorado Springs have seen first-hand how important the right legal documents are, we also understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to estate planning. For example, the needs of one family will likely be completely different from those of another. Likewise, a certain single professional may benefit greatly [...]

Is Estate Planning Important for You?2021-07-07T21:15:17+00:00
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