Who's the New Guy?
Most of the couples we work with share a concern that is often overlooked in estate planning. What happens when one spouse dies before the other? How can we be sure that the deceased spouse's assets remain available only for the surviving spouse and children?
Do You Pass the Goat Test?
One of the most overlooked provisions in living trusts and financial and medical powers of attorney is how to determine your incapacity. This is a crucial issue in anyone's estate plan, but it's usually ignored or treated like an afterthought.
On Building or Burning Bridges
From time to time, we work with a "perfect" family - partners are in love and stable, kids all get along, everyone is healthy and financially responsible. But most of the time, somewhere in the family, there is tension, suspicion, addiction, financial liabilities, or any number of other relational, financial, or physical causes for concerns.
Care Comes in Many Forms
If you are a caregiver for a loved one, you are making an amazing difference in that person's life. You are offering more of your self, your strength, your emotions, and your time than the rest of us can imagine. And while you are giving so much out of love, you are also likely living with a great deal of anxiety, stress, loneliness, isolation, and irritation.
We Just Want You To Be Happy: Getting the Right Counsel
We get it: We're not right for everyone. We are an unorthodox group of attorneys who work in a non-traditional way, and many people would prefer a more conventional approach. Not often, but it happens. That's totally fine.
Hello. We're Tallgrass. Nice to meet you.
Please allow us to introduce ourselves. We are a team of attorneys who imagine a different way to work and help clients. We are a work in progress, just like you and your family. And here are a few things that drive how we work and where we're headed.
Myth: I'm single, so I don't need an estate plan.
People have a lot of reasons to avoid estate planning, like, they don't want to budget for it, it seems complicated, they believe (wrongly) that everything will work out without a plan, or they just don't like thinking about death, disability, family issues, and money. One frequent reason comes from single (or unmarried but coupled) people who think planning is only necessary for married people. (Similarly, married people without children assume planning is only necessary if they have children.)