Make plans for the future of your unique family Every family is different, and blended families -- defined as those with children from previous marriages or couplings included -- can be even more difficult to plan for. When dealing with complicated family situations, cookie-cutter estate plans just don t work Estate planning can be difficult as the subject matter can seem complex for non-lawyers, and family members can be hesitant to clearly voice their opinions on touchy matters. However, planning the future of your family's estate is crucial for the emotional and financial well-being and stability of all family members, and having everything in order will bring invaluable peace of mind. Estate Planning for Blended Families outlines estate planning specifically for blended families, addressing the special concerns and issues that may arise from the process in this very special of circumstances. By providing various examples of different blended families, L. Paul Hood, Jr. gives advices and focuses on techniques of estate planning for blended families in many different situations. Whether you are a member of a blended family looking to plan your estate or an attorney looking for advice, this book can help you move forward with confidence. This book includes a CD-ROM full of supplemental resources and helpful tools to better plan your family's estate.
About the Author
L. Paul Hood, Jr. is a frequent speaker and commentator on estate planning issues. He is widely quoted and his articles have been published in a number of journals, including CCH Journal of Practical Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Digest of Federal Tax Articles, Louisiana Bar Journal, and Tax Ideas. In addition to serving on the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals, he was a sponsored speaker for distinguished law schools such as Duke, Georgetown, NYU, LSU, Tulane, and Loyola. Emily Bouchard, BA, MSSW, is the founder of Blended-Families.com, LLC, where expert coaches make a positive difference in the lives of stepfamilies. She has been featured on The Today Show and NPR, is the author of several e-books, and speaks internationally on issues relating to blended families. Emily is also the Managing Partner of Wealth Legacy Group (WLG), a team of coaches who specialize in the emotional impact of money and wealth on individuals, couples, and families. Along with one: one coaching, WLG also leads groups for women, inheritors, and emerging leaders, and consult with financial advisors, attorneys and foundations on the qualitative side of wealth.