Considering Adoption? Ask Yourself These 4 Questions First

Adoption is a beautiful process which requires extensive planning. It is a life changing step that should not be taken lightly. As such, it is important to ask yourself the following questions if you are contemplating adoption, either through a relative or an adoption agency. #1. Why Am I Adopting? What is your drive to adopt? Is it pressure from the society or you simply have the desire to provide for an extra Read More

What Is a Spendthrift Trust and Why Might You Need One?

At some point as a responsible parent who cares for the future wellbeing of your heirs, you may need to protect, preserve, and pass your wealth on to them. The spendthrift trust is an ideal solution. This tool helps a family keep their wealth safe from creditors, as well as heirs, by putting certain restrictions on it. How does a Spendthrift Work? When parents want to leave wealth to their offspring (who they Read More

3 Things to Consider if You’re a Divorced Parent Traveling with Your Kids This Summer

So you have finally gotten your vacation, planned the perfect getaway, and are ready to drive the RV or minivan around? Hold on one moment. Traveling with kids is quite different for divorced parents. There are people to consult, arrangements to make, schedules to follow, destinations to choose, lawsuits to avoid. In other words, lots of planning. Indeed, even a small mistake can end up ruining the whole experience Read More

The Divorce Toolbox: How to Prepare for Your Divorce

If your marriage is on the rocks, chances are, you’ve considered divorce as a solution. The good news is that you are aware of the changes coming your way, and have enough time to plan ahead. With that in mind, here are five ways you can prepare your divorce toolbox. Track Your Finances You may not want to think about it right now, but it would be ill-advised not to consider your finances in the event of an Read More

The Top 5 Causes of Estate Litigation

Whenever a loved one dies, the family is tasked with the difficult process of sorting out their estate. One thing that people might not think about until it’s too late is what happens when there is a dispute over the estate. Problems associated with someone’s estate plans are sensitive and often leave you (and your family) in an emotionally-charged situation that can be difficult to figure out. There are many Read More

Estate Planning 101: How to Choose the Right Executor for Your Estate

Thinking about who you will choose to take care of your estate after you are gone is difficult, but appointing an executor is an essential part to every estate plan. The executor is the person who will administer your estate and be in charge of carrying out your final wishes. Making sure you have selected someone you can trust can help put your mind at ease and take some of the stress out of your present life. Read More

Self-Love Month: 4 Ways to Survive and Thrive After Your Divorce

While for some, Valentine’s Day is a cause for celebration, for others, particularly those who have just experienced heartbreak, the whole day (or even month) can seem rather daunting, and we understand that. If you’ve just gone through a divorce, you may have dreaded the coming and going of February 14th… and that’s okay! Just remember that you are not alone, and that there are lots of things to look forward to. Read More

New Year, New Resolutions: Make Sure to Go Over This Estate Planning Checklist!

It’s the start of a new year and the perfect time to sit back and reflect. Maybe you went through some major life changes this past year, like having a child or getting divorced. Regardless of what happened, the beginning of a new year is as good a time as any to either review or get started on your estate plan. Whether you live alone or are married with kids, it’s never too early or too late. At Hulbert & Read More

How to Successfully Co-Parent During the Holidays After a Divorce

The holidays are a happy time, but they can also be stressful, particularly if you are going through a divorce or separation. Divorces and separations disrupt the family unit and it’s okay to take a step back and think about what the best course of action is for you and your children. Although it means a big change for your family, it doesn’t have to mean something negative for your children and their holiday Read More

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Estate Planning TODAY!

Many people mistakenly believe that estate planning is only for the old or for the very rich. In reality, there are few certainties in life and the sooner you start your estate plan, the more options you have. Whether you are 25 and single, or 65 with children and grandchildren, it is never too early or too late to create your estate plan. At Hulbert & Associates, we can help you make a plan to fit your unique Read More