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Checklist: Six Must Have Items in Any Estate Plan

Checklist: Six Must Have Items in Any Estate Plan

Setting up a fully comprehensive estate plan means covering all the bases so that when you need the plan to work for you, it works the way you envisioned it would.  However, that also means planning for contingencies and getting things in order today, so that tomorrow your family or caretakers aren’t scrambling to figure…

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6 Reasons to Establish a Trust as Part of Your Estate Plan

6 Reasons to Establish a Trust as Part of Your Estate Plan

Estate planning should be considered one of the most essential parts of your financial plan. Setting up an estate plan simplifies the transition of your assets to the people you wish them to go to, and in the way you want them to be disbursed.  There are several aspects of an estate plan, though, and…

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An Estate Plan includes A Will and Living Trust

Wills & Living Trusts – Which is Better?

  It’s not a stretch to say that given an chance, most people won’t be able to describe the difference between a Will and a Trust.  Both are potentially beneficial planning devices and serve distinctly helpful purposes for an estate.  And both Wills and Trusts are common approaches to end of life planning.  So what…

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Lilac City Law will help you establish your Will

5 Reasons to Create a Will Today 

  One of the best things you can do to protect those you love and the assets you will leave behind in the event you pass away is to create a will today. Most people tend to avoid discussing what will happen to their wealth and estate should the worst occur, and we agree, it’s…

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Is your existing family protection plan enough to still protect your family?

Is a Military Will Enough Protection for my Family?   

One of the benefits of serving in the United States Military is that you have access to free legal help for things like: Powers of Attorney, Wills & Living Wills, Family care & Family Estate Plan, Survivor benefits, Estate taxes, Probate.  However, there are some very important limitations to these supports that you should be…

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The Challenges of Creating a Guardian Plan for Children

Inspired by an Article in Mom.Me “Why I Still Don’t Have a Guardian for My Child”  Sometimes you come across something that another person writes that stops you and makes you say, “yes! This is what I’ve been trying to say.”  An article written in Mom.Me (link above) recently highlighted, clearly, the work we’ve been doing…

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The Value of Proper Protection Planning

Establishing an effective planning process with your estate lawyer is very important.  Most estate lawyers will say, “Without proper planning…[fill in the blank].”  But they don’t walk you through what that means or how you will know if you’ve actually set up a proper plan.  They focus on what happens without the plan and leave…

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