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5 Reasons to Embrace the Emotional Side of Estate Planning

Estate planning creates stability in times of loss. If you end up in a state of incapacity later in life, it’s guaranteed to be a difficult time for your family. If your estate plan doesn’t include detailed instructions Read More
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Estate Planning: 4 Reasons People Run the Other Way

Your family matters, and will be affected by your death, no matter how little or how much you have. Estate Planning is about having a plan in place that will help ease some of the stress that inevitably follows a loved one’s passing. Read More
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Why the Best Estate Plan…

Why the Best Estate Plan is a “Process” Rather Than a “Project”

Many people put their estate plan on their to-do list as a one-time project: “Create estate plan” or “Meeting with lawyer 10:30 a.m. Thursday for estate plan.” Thinking of your estate plan as a single project or task to complete and move off… Read More
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Pet Trusts: Mistakes to A…

Pet Trusts: Mistakes to Avoid When Leaving Assets to Your Pets

Too many people make the mistake of trying to set up a pet trust themselves, assuming that a form downloaded from a do-it-yourself legal website will automatically work in their circumstances. Read More
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Categories: Pet Trust

A Powerful Exercise to Surface the Values You Want to Pass on to the Next Generation

Every one of us receives and passes on an inheritance. The inheritance may not be an accumulation of earthly possessions or acquired riches, but whether we realize it or not, our choices, words, actions, and values will impact someone and form the he… Read More
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Categories: Legacy of Values

‘Til Death Do Us Part, Too: Estate Planning Tips for Commitment Without Marriage

Advice columnist Ann Landers once observed that “love is friendship that has caught fire.” If that’s true, there are thousands of ways for that blaze to unfold. For many Americans, such devotion and passion do not need to be neatly formalized a… Read More
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Categories: Uncategorized

Wills Vs. Trusts: Take Control of Your Wealth Distribution

You work hard for your money and want to ensure that your wealth distribution goes according to your wishes upon death. Sadly, many people simply don’t understand the difference between wills and trusts and how they can affect inheritance. Don… Read More
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Categories: Uncategorized

Why a Trust Is the Best Option for Avoiding Probate

The purpose of probate is to transfer property ownership for all assets that were listed in your name when you passed away. A trust can bypass probate because your assets are transferred to the trust while you are still alive. Read More
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Which Life Events Require an Immediate Estate Plan Update?

Estate planning is the process of developing a strategy for the care and management of your estate if you become incapacitated or upon your death. One commonly known purpose of estate planning is to minimize taxes and costs, including taxes imposed o… Read More
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Do It Now: Name a Guardian for Your Minor Child(ren)

We know it’s hard. Thinking about someone else raising your children stops us all in our tracks. It feels crushing and too horrific to consider. But you must. If you don’t, a stranger will determine who raises your children if something happens t… Read More
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Categories: Minor Children

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