What Women Need to Know About Estate Planning

What Women Need to Know About Estate Planning

Women outlive men, make less during their careers and have less in savings due to pay discrepancies and time taken out of the workforce to raise their families. These are just a few reasons why it is important for you to know the following about estate planning: Minor...

How to Protect Your Assets from a Child’s Divorce

A child’s wedding day is one of the happiest occasions in life for most parents, especially when they approve wholeheartedly of that child’s choice of mate. Sometimes, however, the choice is not always welcomed and parents become concerned about how to protect assets...
Financial Myths About Getting a Divorce

Financial Myths About Getting a Divorce

If your marriage is on the rocks, one of your many worries is probably the impact divorce will have on your financial life. Pierchoski Estate Law can support you with a thorough analysis of your assets and understanding of the financial impact of a divorce, but first...

How Long-Term Care Planning Can Protect You From Medicaid Divorce

Currently, it is estimated that 7 in 10 Americans will need some type of long-term care, with Medicaid expected to pay for two-thirds of those long-term care services. A recent Huffington Post article entitled, Is Divorce the Best Option for Older Americans? examined...
The Pros and Cons of Prenuptial Agreements

The Pros and Cons of Prenuptial Agreements

Americans today are getting married later in life.  Currently, the average age of a first marriage is 27 for women and 29 for men — an increase of four years for women and three years for men in just the last 25 years. So it may not be so surprising that more...

Financial Self-Protection Tips for the Newly Single

Whether you have a lost a spouse or partner through divorce or death, being thrust into singlehood can be an emotionally and financially jarring experience. To get yourself back on firm footing, at least financially, follow these five steps: Finalize financial plans....

Divorce After 50: Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Retirement

Beyond the emotional impact that divorce can have on couples of any age that decide to split, it can have a potentially devastating effect on the retirement plans of those who divorce later in life. Divorce after 50 usually results in a loss of income for both...
What Every Single Parent Needs to Know About Estate Planning

What Every Single Parent Needs to Know About Estate Planning

At Pierchoski Estate Law we know that single parents are some of the busiest people there are. If you are a single parent, life for you right now probably couldn’t get any busier. You are likely being pulled between work, school activities, sports teams and the...

5 Key Decisions to Make With Your Spouse Before You Retire

Retirement decision-making for boomers is very different than it was for our parents, when it was usually just one spouse (Dad) who retired, with Mom sometimes reminding him that, I married you for better or worse, but not for lunch! Now both working spouses must make...

Estate Planning After Marriage Equality

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, same-sex couples nationwide finally enjoy marriage equality. And, whether you are legally married in the eyes of the law, or not, there are important additional legal planning steps you need...

Same-Sex Marriage

Landmark Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Will Have Monumental Effects The United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, a highly publicized case upholding the rights of same-sex couples to marry. This decision has widespread...
Estate Planning for Blended Families

Estate Planning for Blended Families

Estate Planning for Blended Families The term “blended family” has become commonplace in our society and refers to a family where one or both spouses were previously married and have children from the prior marriage. In some instances, the new couple goes on to have...