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Questions to Ask an Estate Planning Attorney

Estate planning encompasses a wide range of things you can do to prepare for retirement, disability, or death. With a comprehensive estate plan, you can grow older knowing that your family will be cared for after your death.  Memorializing your plan means your family can receive what you wish them to inherit without fighting through probate. You can know...

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When to Hire an Estate Planning Attorney

Estate planning is the process of determining how you will provide for your loved ones after your death. When you sit down with your estate planning lawyer, they will ask about your assets and thoughts on how you want to distribute them. They will also help you plan for when you are incapacitated and unable to explain your wishes....

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Estate Planning Question: What Is a Power of Appointment in Estate Planning?

Creating an estate plan often involves a certain amount of looking into the future. Estate planners often wish they could give their clients a crystal ball to help them predict their family’s future emotional and financial situations when they pass away. After all, your lawyer could help you create a will or trust today, and you could live for...

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Transfer on Death Designations: Advantages and Disadvantages

No one likes to think about their eventual death, but planning ahead can smooth the way for your family. Most people seek to limit the burden and expense imposed on their loved ones after they die. While a will and trust often provide the best way to achieve this goal, you can pass some assets more easily with transfer...

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What You Should Know About Long-Term Healthcare and Probate

Long-term healthcare can be a costly necessity that takes you by surprise. In fact, 60% of people will require help with basic living needs at some point during their life. Whether it’s the result of a severe accident, sudden illness, or the effects of aging, long-term care is something to anticipate when estate planning. In this blog, we discuss...

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How Can A Trust Strengthen Your Estate Plan?

Estate planning involves finding unique ways to protect your assets and provide for your loved ones. One way to do that is by using a trust. In this blog, we define what a trust is, explain the different types available, and discuss how you may benefit from including a trust in your estate plan. What Is a Trust? A...

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Understanding What It Means to Administer an Estate

If someone you love or know recently passed away, you may have questions about handling their estate. The process of settling a deceased person’s affairs is called estate administration, and each state has its own set of rules and procedures. In this blog, we help you gain a better understanding of what it means to administer an estate. At...

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Life Insurance Plan: How Can It Complement with Estate Planning?

Estate planning is all about anticipating the unexpected. Life insurance is all about protecting those you love when the unexpected occurs. Including a life insurance policy in your estate plan can provide financial support for your family and reduce tax burdens.  Life Insurance Plan: How Can It Complement with Estate Planning? Incorporating life insurance into your estate plan offers...

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Talking About Estate Planning with Parents and Retirees

Of all the awkward conversations to have with your parents, discussing their death might top them all. However, talking about estate planning with parents and retirees is important and necessary. In this blog, we discuss the importance of an estate plan and share tips on having this important conversation with your mom and dad. If you need someone to...

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Why Do You Need Asset Protection?

You spend your whole life building wealth and gaining financial stability so you can breathe easier as you near retirement. Without protecting your assets, you might be left holding your breath instead. Asset protection planning uses financial and legal strategies to safeguard your assets from creditors, lawsuits, seizure, and taxation. When you create a solid asset protection plan, you...

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