Category Archives: Future Planning

Hospice Accreditations Help in Choosing a Quality Hospice Provider

Hospice Accreditations
Whether for you or a loved one; at some point in your life, most people will need to know about hospice care. However, with so much information flowing around the internet, it can be hard to determine the best choice for a hospice provider. While your doctor may provide a list of some of the local hospice programs, not all...

How Funeral Pre-Planning Protects Your Family

Taking care of your family is a priority in the event of your death, just as it is while you are alive. Planning for end-of-life will protect your loved ones when you’re gone by ensuring they won’t be burdened with logistics while they are grieving your loss. What Is Funeral Pre-Planning? Funeral pre-planning involves arranging all the elements of a...

California Estate Tax 101

California estate taxes
What is Estate Tax? When a loved one dies and his property transfers to you, the federal government requires that as the receiver, you pay an estate tax on its gross value. This property typically includes real estate, stocks, cash, life insurance and other assets including property in joint tenancy. The tax payout happens before the remaining assets and property...

When Should You Create a Will?

One of the most important legally binding documents you’ll need in your lifetime is a will. A will is a formal legal document that states your wishes and explains how to administer your property when you die so there is no fighting between family members. It will also likely include your wishes for your final arrangements so when the time...