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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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Can I Discharge My Student Loans in a Bankruptcy Proceeding?

There are ongoing changes in and around the realm of higher education finance in recent years resulting in confusion surrounding discharging student loan debt in bankruptcy. While experts will agree that it is technically possible for a student loan to be discharged during a bankruptcy proceeding, it is only possible when certain conditions are met. […]

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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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Managing Expectations and Benefits of Bankruptcy

If you already filed or are considering bankruptcy, you need to understand how it affects your credit. This involves clearing up some common misconceptions about how bankruptcy affects your credit. Myth No. 1 If you don’t have negative information on your credit report prior to bankruptcy, you will have a higher post-bankruptcy credit score than […]

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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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