BY PEGGY R. HOYT, J.D., M.B.A.
Why did I write a book called “101 Ways to F$$k Up Your Estate?” It’s because I’ve spent most of the last half-century shaking my head at the devastating things people do when it comes to one of the most important planning arenas in their life. Most of the events described in this book could have been avoided with three legal documents – a Last Will, a Durable Financial Power of Attorney, and/or a Prenuptial Agreement; along with a strong relationship with a legal professional they know and trust. I hope you don’t take offense to the title of the book. I needed to be blunt to get your immediate attention. I trust I have. I hope you will enjoy your journey through the book and come away with some valuable tips that will save you (and your family) from experiencing a costly mistake that could have been easily avoided.