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Planning Pitfalls: The Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Most people do not like to think about their eventual demise, and they certainly don’t like asking uneasy questions about estate planning. In fact, 6 in 10 adults in the United States do not have a will or living trust. And that is a problem, considering how many people want their assets to pass on to their…

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Five Signs it is Time to Update Your Estate Plan

It is estimated that 58 percent of the baby boomer generation (those between the ages of 53 and 71) have an estate plan in place. However, once created, many people do not realize that updates may be needed from time to time. As a person ages and their situation changes, it may also be necessary to…

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How Planning for Being Incapacitated Will Strengthen Your Whole Family & Estate Plan

When you think about it, planning your estate is not about dying. It’s about managing and protecting your assets, and who gets to control them, while you are living. If you become incapacitated, having an incapacity plan in with your overall estate plan ensures that your best interests are clear. It also ensures your family is…

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Celebrate Your Military Family By Improving Your Military Will

Celebrate Your Military Family, Improve Your Military Will

There’s an old military adage that says, “No good plan survives engagement.”  While this quote’s timelessness must lend credit to its applicability in battle, it transcends its martial roots and applies equally as well to law.  Especially Estate Law.  Take for instance the idea of a Last Will and Testament.  A Will is probably the…

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Estate Planning: A Key Baby Boomer Family Value!

Estate Planning: A Key Baby Boomer Family Value!

If you were born between 1946 and 1955, you are considered to be a “Baby Boomer.” If you are a Baby Boomer do not already have an estate plan established, you need one for your own sake and for your family’s. So, what is an estate plan and why is it important? In this article,…

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Is it True that Prince Didn’t Have a Will?

Is it True that Prince Didn’t Have a Will?

Prince, the well-known music icon from the 80s, continued to make music and wow his fans even in the 90s and 2000s.  When he died, many people across the world mourned his passing and fell in love again with his music.  However, as news of his passing persisted, many were shocked to find out that…

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What is the Value of a Cheap Estate Plan?

What is the Value of a Cheap Estate Plan?

Here are five reasons why shopping for a cheap estate plan is likely to leave you with a plan that won’t work for your family and will leave them with a big mess instead. Bargain Hunting is Not Always a Good Deal The least expensive plan is not always even worth the paper it is…

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A Young Family's Guide to a Rock Solid Estate Plan

A Young Family’s Guide to a Rock Solid Estate Plan

If you are under 40 years old, the chances of you have thought about, or even pursuing estate planning is pretty small. However, something brought you here, and that means you are on your way to changing the way you look at planning your future! The exploration of life planning that brought you here is…

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