Estate Planning Mistakes Farmers and Ranchers Make and Avoiding Them

Farming or ranching is more than a means of livelihood – it is about preserving a legacy and unique way of life.  Unfortunately, many farmers and ranchers fail to make an estate plan.  The farm or ranch passed down for generations then ends up being sold and converted...

It’s Planning Season

For each season, there is planning that you must do on the farm. To be successful, this planning must be done thoughtfully and in advance. Your life is no different. To properly plan for the next season in your life and the lives of your family, a well-executed estate...

10 Reasons to Start Estate Planning Now

According to Legal Zoom, about 18% of U.S. adults over 55 have a will, durable power of attorney, and advance health care directive. Although it may not be ideal to think about the future of your possessions after your departure, creating an estate plan ensures you...

How to Find a Quality Probate Lawyer

A probate lawyer is a lawyer who receives special training in estate law. According to FindLaw, probate lawyers, often known as estate or trust lawyers, assist executors (or “administrators” if there is no will) in managing the probate process. They also help plan...

What You Lose By Not Planning

The motivation to put a legal plan in place increases when you fully understand what you lost when you do not plan. Your American Legacy Probate Court Without a plan, you put yourself and your property in the hands of a probate court judge. This is true whether you...