Author: Rodney Hatley

When people think about estate planning, they often consider the practical terms and provisions: the distribution of assets, appointing executors, and perhaps setting up trusts. However, for many, religion deeply influences these decisions, guiding not just the “how” but alsoREAD MORE

In today’s digital age, intellectual property (IP) stands as a cornerstone asset for individuals and businesses alike, fueling innovation, creativity, and competitive advantage. Protecting IP is not just a legal necessity but a strategic imperative to safeguard one’s creations, maintainREAD MORE

With Christmas and New Year’s behind us, there’s one final winter holiday to prepare for: Valentine’s Day. If you’re single, then this probably won’t mean much. However, if you’re partnered, then it may be time to start thinking about whatREAD MORE

Whether you’re living together, in a long-term relationship, or planning a future together, everyone needs an estate plan. Estate planning for unmarried couples is particularly important as their legal and financial situation differs significantly from married couples. In fact, unmarriedREAD MORE

Long-term goals are essential for mapping out your life’s journey. Whether planning the year ahead or planning years ahead, you’re thinking beyond today. For estate planning in particular, these goals can shape your lifetime and have lasting effects after yourREAD MORE

Estate planning is often overlooked when it comes to financial planning. In fact, more than half of all Americans do not have a will and even fewer have an estate plan. But is it true that everyone needs an estateREAD MORE

As the holiday season approaches, it’s worth taking some time to reflect on your estate planning needs. Amidst the joy and festivities, considering the future and ensuring that your affairs are in order can bring peace of mind to bothREAD MORE

You might think New Year’s resolutions are all about fitness goals or getting organized but there’s a bigger picture to consider. As your life changes, estate planning should be on your radar, too. The start of the new year isREAD MORE

Thanksgiving, a time-honored tradition steeped in gratitude and family gatherings, offers a unique opportunity to reflect not only on the blessings we have but also to consider crucial yet often overlooked discussions about estate planning. As we gather around tablesREAD MORE

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was passed in 2017, it brought about substantial changes to the tax code such as lowering tax rates and increasing standard deductions. Most important, it almost doubled the estate and gift taxREAD MORE