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5 Important Reasons Parents of Minors Should Have an Estate Plan

Parents with minor children often put off estate planning. Who has time to worry about death and taxes when all spare moments are consumed with changing diapers, helping with homework, and being a soccer mom or dad? Disability, Death, and Taxes are not on the top of the bucket list for parents of young kids. […]

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Don’t Believe These 3 Estate Planning Myths!

The general idea of estate planning is fairly straightforward: it is the legal process of planning for your future and your family and loved ones after you are gone. Yet many people are not quite sure what planning for the future involves. Take a look at some of the most common myths about estate planning […]

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What is an Advance Health Care Directive?

You have the right to make decisions about your own health care. An Advance Health Care Directive is a legal document that outlines your wishes about your own health care and lets you name someone else to make those decisions when you cannot. While an advanced directive will vary from person to person and situation […]

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4 Important Reasons to Update your Estate Plan Regularly

If you’ve ever wondered why it’s so important to update your estate plan regularly, you aren’t alone. Estate planning attorneys are frequently asked why this particular habit is emphasized so heavily. There are a number of reasons, all of which are enough on their own to warrant making checking in on your estate plan a […]

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IF You Saved Your Home by Filing Bankruptcy, Read this Now

You know how important protecting your home is to you and your loved ones because you already used bankruptcy protection to stop a foreclosure, remove a lien, and/or to catch up with past due payments. You took action and avoided the disastrous result of the “Do Nothing Plan.” This was the first step to ensuring […]

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Hidden Traps with Joint Financial Accounts

Many of us enjoy the convenience of a joint bank account with a spouse, partner or an adult child. Some of us may even have more than one. While they do provide an undeniable solution to certain issues and inconveniences, they can pose a substantial problem when one of the joint owners passes away without […]

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Legacy Planning: Who Would Care For Your Children?

Who Would Care For Your Children If You Were Unable To Do So? Did you know that couples with minor children should take special considerations when undertaking legacy planning or what some refer to as estate planning? In this stage of life, many are in the beginning of their career/s. Their estate may not be […]

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How to Avoid Estate Disputes

After a loved one passes away the very last thing anyone wants is a dispute over the assets left behind. Everyone involved, including the lawyers and the entire court system, want the process to run smoothly for the sake of all involved. Yet even when everyone involved has the best of intentions, bitter disputes can […]

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What is an "Estate Plan"?

We have listed a few of the most common questions and answers about an “estate plan” to help you decide what options are best for you. What is a Will? A “Will” is a legal document that lets you decide who inherits your property when you die. If you have young children, a Will can […]

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