DIY Estate Planning? Buyer Beware!

There are many options available to create a do-it-yourself Will for little or no cost.  These forms are popular because they’re cheap.  In some cases, by saving money now, you are setting up your survivors to pay thousands in legal fees to fix what you created with inappropriate documents. Free or low cost programs and [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Estate Planning|0 Comments

How to Incorporate Family Values in Your Estate Planning

Baby boomers know money isn’t the only important aspect of estate planning. A 2012 study released by the Allianz Life Insurance, Co. showed baby boomers wanted to leave their family more than just financial assets. Researchers found baby boomers identified family values as some of the most important things to pass down to heirs. In [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Estate Planning|0 Comments

How Can I Plan for a Strategic Retirement?

Are you approaching retirement? Not sure how you can ensure a smooth transition from working life to retired life?  Walking away from regular paychecks and employer-provided benefits can feel a little nerve wracking. Minimize the impact of these major life changes by planning accordingly. Time It Get your timing right. Review and understand your employer’s [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Estate Planning, Financial|0 Comments

Don’t Let Your Estate Plan Become Outdated!

“I’m Ensuring Your Estate Plan Stays Up to Date, Giving You Discounts on Future Legal Services, and Guiding You to Create a Real Legacy for Your Family!” There’s a dirty little secret in the estate planning industry and one we’ve become more and more glaringly aware of over the past few years. It affects you [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Estate Planning, Recent News|0 Comments

Why a Trust Is the Best Option for Avoiding Probate

As Ambrose Bierce once darkly observed, “Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.” Obviously, ideally, when someone passes away, the paperwork and material concerns associated with the estate are so flawlessly handled (thanks to excellent preparation) that they fade into the background, allowing the family to grieve and remember in [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Estate Planning|0 Comments

New State? New Estate Plan? Why a Review After Moving is a Good Idea

We are a mobile society. More than 7 million Americans relocate to a new state each year. With an interstate move comes big changes — a new job (or retirement), new neighbors, a new drivers license. What about a new estate plan? One of the most common questions I hear — both from past clients [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Estate Planning|Comments Off on New State? New Estate Plan? Why a Review After Moving is a Good Idea

Quraishi Law Firm 2016 Trailer

By | February 21st, 2016|Estate Planning, Recent News|Comments Off on Quraishi Law Firm 2016 Trailer

When Roles Reverse and Your Parents Need Your Help

When Roles Reverse and Your Parents Need Your Help Compliments of Our Law Firm, Written By: The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Thanks to advances in medicine and science, as well as an overall better quality of life, Americans at the beginning of the 21st century have an average life expectancy of almost double [...]

By | February 17th, 2016|Estate Planning, Recent News|Comments Off on When Roles Reverse and Your Parents Need Your Help

Having “THE TALK” with your kids – Informing them of your Estate Plan

A few weeks ago my mother called to tell me she and my father had gone shopping for headstones and she was pleased to report that they had found something both nice and within their budget. Most children would probably be horrified at the prospect of their parents shopping around for a final resting place. [...]

By | December 15th, 2015|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Having “THE TALK” with your kids – Informing them of your Estate Plan

Top Five Estate Planning Mistakes

Mistake #1 - Failing to Make an Estate Plan When it comes to basic estate planning, I've found that many people simply avoid it. The typical reasons include thinking you are too young to need an estate plan, fear of death, misperceived expensive costs, or complicated family situations. Suffice it to say that without an [...]

By | March 13th, 2015|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Top Five Estate Planning Mistakes