Palm Springs lawyer and attorney Daryl Binkley uses his estate planning law blog, the Desert Estate Planning Law Blog to provide residents in the Southwest desert with commentary and analysis on the most recent legal connotations regarding estate planning. His blog covers topics such as Business Succession Planning, Celebrity Estate Planning, Couple’s Planning, Estate Taxes, Non-Probate Assets, Probate.
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I give “Quiet” a loud recommendation as a Must-Read for parents of an introvert The full title of this week’s book by author Susan Cain is: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.” This book delves deeply into the...
One of the most frequently asked questions I get is this one: "I had my estate plan done many years ago, so when and how often should I update it?" This is a great question! I say great question because like you, your trust documents should change as you grow, and as your life...
Graphic, compelling story-telling format of the “The Checklist Manifesto” will make you pause and reflect on how you can use the power of checklists in your business and professional life. At least, that is the effect this book had on me: examine and pause. Given Atul Gawande, the...
I was very excited to read Richard Branson’s “Screw Business As Usual” as it examines how entrepreneurs can be successful while still helping out causes for the greater good of mankind. Branson says: “I constantly meet a growing army of entrepreneurs around...
I have read that approximately 60% of people never do any estate planning-no Will, no Trust, no healthcare directive. Just think about the Terri Schiavo case, and how the lack of any healthcare directive can cause confusion and conflict in a family. Various statistics say that people spend...
Thinkertoys: How to See Something Everything Differently This week I read Thinkertoys, all 665 iBook pages of it, and in a fairly small print. In the past several years, it has been extremely rare for me to buy a book and not end up reading it within a short period of time;...
I was excited about this week’s book, “Founding Rivals”, because it was written by a Pepperdine Law School classmate of mine, Chris DeRose. I met Chris during the summer after the first year of law school, when we both attended a London “summer abroad”...
For my third book of the year, I chose "Onward" by Howard Schultz, after a client/friend highly recommended it. After somewhat scary revelations of my previous book “Boomerang”, I looked forward to reading “Onward” - an uplifting story of...
In life some things are easier to share than others. If you recently got engaged, married, had a baby, got a promotion or landed a great gig – sharing the news is exciting. You want the world to know. Your estate plan is different—you don’t want the world to know your wishes...
My second book for the year is "Boomerang", and given the following article “US Debt Is Now Equal to Economy” on CNBC today, I couldn't have read it at a more appropriate time. To anyone that is interested in learning more about the world economic...