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Estate Planning
Couple Planning A Route
When Is the Best Time to Create a Will? No one knows what the future holds. That’s why it’s best to be prepared at all times. Nobody knows the best time to create a will, and that’s why  Estate planning can be complex, but we will go through the basics today. A will is a...
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Estate Planning
Technically, an executor is a man appointed to carry out the wishes of someone who has died and manage their estate. If a woman is chosen for this task, she is called an executrix. But for simplicity’s sake, we will refer to administrators of all genders as executors since this is the more commonly known...
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Older Couple Estate Planning
What if you are no longer able to control your assets due to health concerns? Your estate plan should detail who can access and manage your assets as your proxy. Ideally, this person or persons should be the same people who will eventually inherit your estate. Everyone should have an estate plan. It isn’t only...
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Estate Planning with a Lawyer
Gifting and Estate Planning isn’t always top of mind. Estate planning is something you should think about long before retirement. There are several aspects to estate planning. Gifting is one of them. Gifts are subject to certain tax rules. Gifting assets can be beneficial to your estate in several ways. It can potentially:    ...
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Man signing Last Will and Testament
Most documents within an estate plan involve preparing your family for the event of your passing. There is one document, however, that addresses how to handle your medical care while you’re still alive: the healthcare directive. What Is a Healthcare Directive? A healthcare directive, also known as an “advance directive,” is a legal document that...
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Divorced Man Moving Out
An estate plan outlines your final wishes in the event of your death, including covering how to divide your assets and provide for your children. Should you get divorced, you will want to update your estate plan to help protect you and your family from undesired consequences. Why Is an Estate Plan Update So Important?...
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Mom and Dad with Daughters
Estate planning is important for any family to help prepare for an unknown future. But, for children with special needs, estate planning is critical to financial stability and wellbeing. A bit of preparation now can save your family from making difficult decisions without understanding your wishes for your child. The Importance of Planning Ahead According...
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Doctor and Nurse Looking at chart
Estate planning is a difficult exercise for most people. It means facing your mortality, making difficult decisions about care in your final days, and dividing your property after your death. A full estate plan takes all of this into consideration, but also incorporates items that only matter while you are living. One such item, a...
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Elderly Couple on Laptop
It’s that time of year again. Thousands of parents are sending their kids off to college or to their first jobs after high school graduation. Many are looking at each other wondering where the time has gone and how the kids grew up so fast. And many wonder what to do next. While you adjust...
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House with Key
Inheritance laws offer some protection to spouses, but rarely to unmarried partners, when a will and other estate planning documents do not exist. Even if you’ve drafted a contractual agreement between the two of you regarding disposition of assets, inheritance laws and other biases can affect how a judge or a relative will carry out...
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