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Innovative Approaches to Estate Planning.

Posted by Laura E. Stubberud | Oct 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

“Good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation." - Thomas A. Edison

How do you secure your family's future and ensure your legacy lives on?

While traditional methods are effective, innovative approaches can provide a unique touch to your estate planning, tailored to your specific circumstances. At StubberudCuen, we believe in utilizing innovative approaches to help you protect your legacy and loved ones. In this blog, we'll explore some unconventional yet highly effective strategies that can transform your estate plan.

Family Legacy Letters:

One of the most heartwarming and meaningful ways to leave a lasting legacy is by crafting a Family Legacy Letter. This personal letter goes beyond the usual legalities of estate planning and allows you to impart your wisdom, values, and hopes for the future to your loved ones. Family Legacy Letters create a connection between generations, fostering a sense of belonging and understanding within your family.

Digital Estate Planning:

In today's digital age, our online presence and digital assets are significant components of our lives. To ensure a seamless transition of your digital life when the time comes, digital estate planning is essential. This innovative approach involves safeguarding your online accounts, passwords, and digital assets, making it easier for your loved ones to access and manage them. 

Specialized Trusts:

Trusts are a fundamental aspect of estate planning, but specialized trusts take this concept to the next level.  Tailor-made trusts to address specific needs of your family.  For example, a special needs trust can provide for your children with special needs while preserving access to benefits like Medicaid.  Trusts can also be used to help individuals qualify for Medicaid.  You can even create a pet trust to provide for the care and well-being of your fur babies.

Living Will and Advanced Healthcare Directives:

Estate planning isn't just about assets and inheritance; it also involves ensuring that your medical wishes are honored. Living wills and advanced healthcare directives are essential documents that can grant you peace of mind and alleviate the burden on your loved ones during difficult times. These documents allow you to outline your preferences regarding medical treatment and end-of-life decisions, ensuring that your wishes are respected and followed.

About the Author

Laura E. Stubberud

Laura Stubberud has over two decades of experience in the practice of estate and family law in Nevada. After graduation from UCLA, she studied law at Southwestern University School of Law , graduating in 1992. With over 30 years of practice in Clark County, Nevada, Ms. Stubberud has substantial e...


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