What You Must Know About Your Parents' Estate Plan

Are you worried about your parents leaving you with a big old mess when they die? You should be! Most people don’t have any estate plan at all, and most of the folks who do have an estate plan have made some sort of error or overlooked something that will make their families’ lives a real pain at some point. The good news is that you can make sure your parents’ estate plan is going to do the job right, by having your own lawyer review the plan. Here are some major things to look out for.

How Do I Know What Kind of Business Planning I Need?

Most Oregon business owners start their businesses by navigating as best they can to file LLC articles with the Secretary of State and then forgetting about it (other than their annual filing) until something happens where they face being sued, or they hear about another business owner getting sued, and they think to themselves, "Oh my goodness, am I really protected?"

Having a Death Scare Made Me Reassess My Life

Death is coming for each of us, and many of us don't ever get a warning. It just happens sometimes. Even though I don't have cancer, I could get hit by a car tomorrow. So making sure that we're living our lives to the fullest is super important. And so is planning for our deaths so that we don't leave a mess behind for the people we love.

The Great Game of Thrones Rewatch: Yes, this is about planning.

Now you might be thinking, “Candice, what the heck does Game of Thrones have to do with estate or business planning?” Hear me out. It has a lot to do with it. And you might as well get used to hearing about it, because rewatching this show might be my primary inspiration over the next year to write about estate and business planning. When I’ve watched Game of Thrones, I always thought about how estate and business planning relate to the show. But I never sat down to write out my thoughts. This is my chance to actually go through and recapture all of the thoughts I had over the years—except with added perspective and experience—and share with you all of the lessons you can learn from this extraordinary show when it comes to estate and business planning.