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Important Issues to Address Before You Leave on Vacation

Getting ready to embark on your next great adventure? Before you zip up the last suitcase, here are five issues you need to address to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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Wills vs. Trusts: A Quick & Simple Reference Guide

Confused about the differences between a will and a trust?  If so, you are not alone. While it is always wise to contact experts like us, it is also important to understand the basics. Here is a quick and simple reference guide:

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Common Trusts: Parenting beyond the Grave

The key benefit of a common trust is flexibility. You are giving the trustee the same spending discretion that you currently exercise. They have the authority to manage money for the family in the same way you would. This is not only a heavy burden for the trustee but a big decision for you because the trustee will be forced to manage family dynamics, objectives, and interests. Choose wisely. 

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Myths We Tell Ourselves about Estate Planning

Estate planning can be a very difficult process. This difficulty prevents people from making progress with their estate. Others talk themselves out of seeing a qualified attorney to create an estate plan because of the following common myths:

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Three Reasons to Avoid Probate

Although having a will is a good basic form of planning, a will does not avoid probate. Instead, a will simply lets you inform the probate court of your wishes—your loved ones still have to go through the probate process to make those wishes legal. 

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The Pros and Cons of Probate

In estate planning circles, the word “probate” often carries a negative connotation. That being said, the probate system was ultimately established to protect the deceased’s accounts and property as well as their family, and in some cases, it may even work to an advantage. Let us look briefly at the pros and cons of going through probate.

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An Estate Plan Should Not Be a Set-It-and-Forget-It Endeavor

Some of the most common life events can have a dramatic effect on your estate plan. Let us take a look at some common life changes and the impact they may have on your already established estate plan.

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Questions You Should Ask Your Estate Planning Attorney

Creating an estate plan is a personal and often emotional undertaking, making the selection of your estate planning attorney of the utmost importance. Here are some questions you should ask your estate planning attorney to determine if they are the right person for the job. Why did they pick estate …

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Should You Consider a Life Estate for Your Home?

When it comes to ensuring that your home passes to the individual or group that you intend, there are a variety of ways to legally make that happen.

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Estate Planning Considerations for Couples with an Age Gap

With couples of similar ages, planning for the future is naturally a joint effort. However, if you are married to someone who is significantly older or younger than you, the future can look different and mean different things to each of you.

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