Welcome to the team Heidi van Steenburgh!

We are thrilled to announce that Heidi van Steenburgh has joined HighPoint Law Offices as our newest Attorney. With an impressive background, Heidi brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to delivering exceptional legal services. Her expertise as a Certified Estate Planner™ will be a tremendous asset to our team and will greatly enhance our ability to serve our clients. Please join us in welcoming Read More

Selecting the Right Agent for Power of Attorney

Making the decision to appoint a power of attorney (POA) is more than a formality; it's a safeguard for your future, ensuring that someone you trust can legally act on your behalf when you're not able to. Whether due to health reasons or other circumstances, having a POA in place provides peace of mind not just for you, but also for your loved ones. But how do you decide who should have such significant Read More

Using Pet Trusts to Ensure Care for Your Pets After Your Passing

For many of us, our pets are not just animals, they are cherished members of our family. Yet, it's a sad reality that few of us have plans in place for our pets in case of unexpected events. We often assume that family or friends will step in, but the truth is, the situation can be much more complex, potentially leaving our pets in uncertain and unsettling circumstances. This is where pet trusts come in, offering a Read More

How to Find Trustees and Executors You Can Count On

Deciding who will manage your estate when you’re no longer around, is important. It's about more than just legal documents; it's about choosing someone who can conduct your wishes and take care of your legacy. Picking the right trustee or executor will make all the difference in the successful management of your estate. Getting this decision right is crucial for you, your loved ones, and everything you’ve worked so Read More

Aligning Your Legacy with Your Values

April is celebrated as National Volunteer Month, a time when the spirit of giving and volunteerism is in full bloom, encouraging us to reflect on the ways we can contribute to our communities and the causes dear to our hearts. It's a period that reminds us of the impact collective and individual actions can make. Beyond the hours spent volunteering, many of us also consider how we can extend our legacy of giving Read More

Making Your Childrens’ Inheritance More Valuable to Them

“More valuable” doesn’t necessarily mean “more money.” How you “gift wrap” their inheritance can make a huge difference in their security, and on the impact the inheritance has on their lives. A study by a national insurance company revealed that most inheritances were spent within 18 months! At this point, you may be turned off because it sounds like “controlling them from the grave.” In reality, it’s making their Read More

The Consequences of Neglecting Estate Planning

Many individuals and families often overlook the importance of estate planning, perceiving it as a task for the future or one irrelevant to their current situation. However, the absence of a well-structured estate plan can lead to a variety of problems and complications for the loved ones left behind. These issues often extend beyond simple asset distribution, impacting the emotional and financial well-being of Read More

Starting Off the New Year Right: Updating Your Estate Plan

The new year brings a time of reflection and planning, an opportunity for a fresh start. It is also an ideal moment to review your estate plan. This crucial step ensures that your documents remain aligned with your current life situation and wishes. An up-to-date estate plan provides peace of mind, knowing that your assets and loved ones are protected according to your latest intentions. Life and Family Changes Major Read More

IRAs & Incorporating Retirement Plans with Estate Planning

Those seeking retirement and estate planning at the same time may have come across IRAs at some point in their research. Self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) offer a unique avenue for individuals to exercise greater control over their investments. These financial tools allow individuals to diversify their retirement portfolios, often beyond the traditional stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, to include a Read More

Business Succession Planning: Preparing for the Future

Building a business is filled with challenges, triumphs, and countless decisions. Yet, as the horizon of your entrepreneurial voyage draws near, one paramount decision stands out: how to transition out of your enterprise gracefully and effectively.  With the stakes higher than ever, ensuring the longevity of your business legacy is critical. A tailored approach can safeguard your business's future and uphold your Read More