Nobody likes thinking about his or her own death, so it is easy to put off your estate planning until it is too late. Fortunately, estate planning is not as hard as you may have been lead to believe. In as little as an afternoon you can have a solid estate plan in place that help save your family and friends from unnecessary headaches:
You Can Write Your Own Will
If you or a loved one have recently become disabled, you may be considering applying for Social Security disability. Under normal conditions, your claim could take months or even years to make its way through the system. You should know, however, that if you meet certain conditions, you may be eligible for the expedited handling of your claim. Read on for more information about the three main programs that will help speed your claim through the process and who qualifies for these programs.
When you send your child to school, you send them there with the idea that they're going to get an education, not get injured. However, the harsh reality is that a number of children do get injured while at school, every day. Although it can be both a lengthy and complicated process, you may be able to recover damages for your child's injuries, pain and suffering. If you are considering the idea of filing a claim for your child's injuries, there are a number of things you need to understand.
If you are older than your spouse -- or hold more assets in only your name -- you may be wondering what you can do to protect your spouse in the event you need assisted living or nursing care near the end of your life. These facilities can be pricey, and without proper estate planning, your spouse may be forced to sell your marital home or liquidate other assets in order to pay for your care or allow you to qualify for government assistance.
It may surprise you to learn this, but you can lose your money, car, and property to the government even if you've never been charged with a crime under something known as civil asset "forfeiture" laws. This is what you should know:
How Are Forfeiture Laws Being Used?
Historically, civil forfeiture laws have been designed to seize assets that could reasonably be the proceeds of illegal activity or somehow be used to further illegal activity.