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What to Include in Your Living Will

Many people underestimate or do not consider the peace of mind that can come with putting a comprehensive estate plan in place. A comprehensive estate plan, after all, includes much more than your average last will and testament directing where your assets and belongings are to go after you pass away. For...

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Time to Get a Power of Attorney for Your College Kid

Sending your kids off to college can be an emotional time. They are leaving the metaphorical nest and forging their own path ahead. It marks a change in the parent-child relationship, for sure. A parent’s job, however, is never really done. Even when your kid is off at college, they will still...

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Trustee Options

If you are considering including a trust in your estate plan, you may have already begun thinking about who you want to serve as trustee. You may think about selecting a friend or a family member to serve in this role. You may want to appoint a friend or a professional...

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Taxes to Consider When Estate Planning

If you have started thinking about estate planning, congratulations are in order. You have taken an important step to protecting a future you want for yourself and your loved ones. Estate planning is a multifaceted operation. It involves a lot of different considerations and pinning down many moving parts. With all...

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Living Trust

Maybe you have only thought about estate planning, but have yet to put a plan in place. Maybe you have put an estate plan in place, but need to review and update it. Whatever stage in the estate planning process you may find yourself in, it is always a good thing...

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Comparing a Conservatorship and a Power of Attorney

There are so many legal terms in the estate planning world. The legal jargon can be overwhelming and frustrating. Estate planning is, after all, important. It is the time to put key legal protections in place that safeguard a future you want for yourself and your family. To help you wade...

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Single Parents and Estate Planning

Single parents, have you put an estate plan in place? We know that when you are managing kids, a household, work, and everyday responsibilities on your own, this may fall below your normal priority list. Estate planning, however, is too important to put off. This may be especially true for single parents....

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Reviewing Your Estate Plan Post-Divorce

Divorce can mark a fresh start and a new beginning. Making a fresh start, however, can be more than worth it, but can be difficult, nonetheless. After all, divorce proceedings are stressful and divorce can generally be an emotional time. There are logistical things that will need to be handled, emotions to...

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What Should Be On Your Estate Planning Checklist?

Estate planning puts important protections in place to safeguard a future you want for yourself, your loved ones, and other things you may deeply care about. With this in mind, what has been keeping you from putting a strong estate plan in place? Many find the process daunting and so it slips...

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Differences Between a Living Trust and a Will

When it comes to our hard-earned assets, we want to make sure we protect them and that they end up in the hands of the right people after we pass away. Whether you plan to leave your assets to family, friends, or charity, there are a number of ways they can be...

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