Over the course of a long life, every different person will acquire a different set of assets and liabilities. When it comes time to think about passing them on to family and friends after you pass on, though, there is a trifecta of instruments that do the bulk of the work. While others might be
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Many people have causes and charities that they want to continue to support after they pass away. Without these generous gifts from people like you, many charities would simply go out of business. However, surprisingly to many people, leaving assets to charity is often a complicated process. Indeed, without proper estate planning, not only might
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Many people move to a different state at some point in their lives. In fact, according to data collected by the United States Census Bureau, 41 percent of Americans currently live in a different state than they one in which they were born. Moving out of state can affect your life in many different ways;
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Many people have an urge to put off estate planning. This is certainly understandable, as the entire concept deals with some uncomfortable topics. Yet, proper estate planning is incredibly important. If you want to protect your health and well-being, protect your underage children, and have a say in what will happen to your assets after
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Planning an estate and writing a will are two important steps that anyone can take to aid in planning for the future. No matter how small or large, everyone has an estate, and planning for the distribution of this estate upon death can save many headaches down the line. Listed below are a few will
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No two estates plans are the same.  The more complex the estate issues, the more complicated and detailed the estate plan will need to be.  No one knows more about your situation than you do. That’s why we believe an estate planner’s first and primary job is to listen. Estate Planning Attorney As you share
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When someone passes away, their estate is usually handled by an executor that they name in a Will. When the decedent doesn’t have a Will with a named executor, the courts will appoint an administrator to manage the estate. The courts will also appoint someone if the named executor is found to be incompetent, the
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Estate planning is a process involving advisors who are familiar with your goals and concerns, your assets and how they are owned, and your family structure. Estate planning covers the transfer of property at death as well as a variety of other personal matters. Further, estate planning can be used to minimize the costs and
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Many people like to do things themselves. From fixing the leak under the kitchen sink to remodeling their entire upstairs, more and more people feel confident in their DIY capabilities. As a result, less individuals hire professional help even when they probably need to. But when it comes to drafting a will, trust or power
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