Why Should You Plan Your Own Funeral?


Planning a funeral right after a family member dies is probably the last thing you want to do. But by putting some plans and information on file with a funeral home, you can make it so much easier on your surviving loved ones. While conducting research before writing A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those […] The post Why Should You Plan Your Own Funeral? appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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3 Pro Tips For a 30-Day Challenge that Sticks


30-day challenges are one of the hot trends sweeping society today right alongside drinking La Croix sparkling water and posting photos of your food on social media. It seems like there’s a 30-day challenge for everything you can think of from losing weight to de-cluttering your space. The idea behind the 30-day challenge was sparked […] The post 3 Pro Tips For a 30-Day Challenge that Sticks appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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6 Vital Steps to Take When Moving Your Law Firm to a New Location


You’ve finally selected the beautiful new office space, hired the moving company, and connected your phone and Internet service. Maybe you’ve even sent an announcement to all of your clients. You’re finally relaxing a bit, thinking you’re all prepared to move your law firm to your new office. Well, think again. Unless you’ve taken some […] The post 6 Vital Steps to Take When Moving Your Law Firm to a New Location appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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Incapacity Planning


People plan to die. We know it’s going to happen. Perhaps we have life insurance to cover our financial responsibilities and care for our loved ones. We may have a Will to divvy up our assets at death. It’s usually not something we look forward to. But, we know it’s going to happen. But, we […] The post Incapacity Planning appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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Some Things Never Change…


We recently did some spring cleaning throughout the office. We ended up sending 20 large boxes of recycled paper along with a ton of other little things that accumulate over the years. Well, Susan Russel uncovered an old message I wrote for our members. I figured… what the heck, let’s recycle this too! Back in April 1996, […] The post Some Things Never Change… appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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Benefits of Job Descriptions


Paralegal. Receptionist. Legal assistant. Attorney. Custodian. We know what these positions entail, right? So why is it necessary to write a job description? After all, someone applying for any of these positions should already know what the core job responsibilities are or they wouldn’t be applying for them. Writing down the position’s job requirements takes […] The post Benefits of Job Descriptions appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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Planning for the International Client


Today’s world is increasingly mobile. It’s increasingly common for estate planning attorneys to have clients who weren’t born in the United States or who own property outside of the United States. How do we meet the needs of these clients? The threshold question is the citizenship of the individual. Is the client a citizen of […] The post Planning for the International Client appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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Your New Favorite Word


I know it’s Monday, and no one despises starting the week off down in the dumps more than me, but let’s just get down to brass tacks here: Attorneys are, statistically, one of the most depressed and stressed groups of professionals and the profession with the fourth highest suicide rate in the US, according to […] The post Your New Favorite Word appeared first on American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
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