Don’t Make the Same Mistake as These 5 Famous Figures

What surprising thing do the following famous figures have in common?

Abraham Lincoln
Pablo Picasso
Howard Hughes
Bob Marley
Stieg Larsson

They all died intestate…or in layman terms: they didn’t have a will. Some names on the list may not be as surprising as others, such as free-spirited types like Pablo Picasso or Bob Marley. But it’s hard to imagine a […]

Time to Make Your Move – 3 Steps to Take Now that Will Pay Off in the Future

Long-term planning and tax planning are two of the top concerns for Americans looking to create a secure future. As an estate planning attorney with years of experience in tax law, Belinda France has helped many individuals and families identify and implement a plan that results in tax savings and effective succession planning. Even if […]

Fact or Fiction: Test Your Estate Planning Knowledge

Understanding the essential facts about estate planning is vital to making sure that your assets are protected and your wishes are followed. Making decisions based on misconceptions regarding estate planning can lead to financial frustrations or worse. Test your ability to discern fact from fiction when it comes to these common beliefs about estate planning:

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3 Reasons Why Even Single People Should See an Estate Planning Attorney

There are many misconceptions about estate planning. At France Law, we have seen many complications arise when individuals overlook important facts about estate planning. One common fallacy that creates problems is the notion that single individuals don’t have a need for estate planning. Here are the three key reasons why even those without marital attachment […]

Estate Planning for Blended Families

Remarriage is on the rise in the United States; close to 42 million Americans have been married more than one time. This figure is almost double the amount reported in 1980. Estate planning is an important planning tool for everyone, but it can be especially useful in addressing specific concerns that exist in a blended […]

5 Estate Planning Questions To Ask Yourself Each Year

It can be amazing how much things can change in a year. Your financial situation, your family situation, your objectives in life – they can all be dramatically altered with the passing of just 52 weeks. Therefore it’s important to keep tabs on whether or not your estate planning documents fit your current situation – […]

Do You Suffer from EP?

A recent survey by CNBC reveals that there is a new condition sweeping over one-third of Americans with $1 million or more in assets. The short name is ‘EP’ and the effects can be pain, confusion, and family trauma. There is no prescription pill to cure EP, and a doctor can’t help. But a visit […]

Nothing Is Certain but Death and Taxes

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in the world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” No truer sentiment has ever been uttered. Which is why France Law Firm has filled its halls with the most experienced tax and estate […]