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Not a DIY Job: Why You Need an Attorney to Write a Will

About 60% of Americans do not have a will or a living trust. Granted, thinking and planning for the end of life is not something anyone would be enthusiastic about. So, while most people know they should, they wait until later to write a will. Unfortunately, the decision at most times is put off until it is…

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It has Been Awhile: The Top Signs It Is Time to Update Your Estate Plan

Are you thinking about updating your will? Have you had some big lifestyle changes that may affect your future finances? Have you always had a will but not kept up on updating it as your life has changed? If you have answered yes to one or all of these, it may be time to change…

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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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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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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 1980s, continued to make music and wow his fans even in the 1990s 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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Why You Should Never Buy Your Will From Living Social or Groupon

Why You Should Never Buy Your Will From Living Social or Groupon

Of the handful of major life events that require your serious consideration, few are as emotionally charged as how to leave your assets for loved ones at the time of your death. This process is accomplished via testamentary documents such as wills and trusts, which have recently become available for purchase online as standard forms….

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