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Why a Spendthrift Trust Can Be a Great Solution for Your Heirs

Posted on: March 27th, 2018
A trust is a fiduciary arrangement, established by a grantor or trustmaker, which gives a third party (known as a trustee) the authority to manage assets on behalf of one or more persons (known as a beneficiaries). Since every situation is different, there are different types of trusts to ensure the best outcome for each beneficiary. One type of trust, known as a spendthrift trust, is commonly used to protect a beneficiary’s interest from creditors, a soon-to-be ex-spouse, or his or her own poor management of money. ...

Alzheimer's 101: Understanding the Basics

Posted on: March 5th, 2018
As everyone knows, as you age your risk of illness and/or disorder increase. One of these diseases that becomes more likely as you age is Alzheimer’s disease. While it’s likely you have heard of Alzheimer’s disease before, do you really understand it? Did you know one in ten people (10%) over the age of 65 in the U.S. has Alzheimer’s disease? Due to the aging of America and because it affects so many people’s lives (more than 5 million people in 2017), we thought it would be good to provide a brief introduction to the subject. Click on the link below to learn more about the causes, symptoms and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. ...

Fitzgerald Law Office, LLC Expands Its Areas of Service

Posted on: February 6th, 2018
We are excited to announce that Fitzgerald Law Office, LLC is expanding its areas of service....

Four Reasons Why Estate Planning Isn't Just for the Top 1%

Posted on: January 18th, 2018
There is a common misconception that estate plans are only for the ultra-rich - the top 1 percent, 10%, 20%, or some other arbitrary determination of “enough” money. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. People at all income and wealth levels can benefit from a comprehensive estate plan. Sadly, many have not sat down to put their legal house in order....

There Is Never A Better Time Than Now To Get Your Affairs in Order

Posted on: December 20th, 2017
The idea of getting your financial and legal house in order is likely the last thing on your mind during the busy holiday season. But, getting started is much easier than you think. In fact, the end of the year is a good time to reflect upon the year that has passed and focus on your aspirations for the future. Don’t hold this task off for later. Some careful thought and a little bit of work now can go a long way to help you feel 100% confident about moving forward in the new year....

Safeguarding Your Estate Plan Against Three Worst-Case Scenarios

Posted on: October 2nd, 2017
Even with an estate plan, things can always happen that may cause confusion for the estate–or threaten the plan altogether. Below are three examples of worst-case scenarios and ways to demonstrate how a carefully crafted plan can address issues, from the predictable to the total surprise....
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