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The search is on … now how do you find YOUR estate planning attorney? Continue reading
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Many families are similar, when it comes to creating a will. However, sometimes a family member gets left out. That must be done carefully. Continue reading
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You can save for retirement in many ways. However, it is important to know just how much is needed. Continue reading
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It is no longer just your physical and financial property that must be considered in estate planning. Perhaps, it’s time for an update? Continue reading
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Last minute action won’t replace decades of saving. However, there are actions that can be helpful. Continue reading
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Digital documents can be accessed anytime and anywhere, but only by those authorized. Continue reading
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Retirement offerings generally begin with 401(k) and IRA. However, there is a world beyond them, when looking to save for your retirement years. Continue reading
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The size of a bank account or size of a family don’t matter, when it comes to the necessity of having an estate plan. Continue reading
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Being a POA is an awesome responsibility and needs careful consideration. Continue reading
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If it is possible to think about your demise and make plans, it can go easier on those you leave behind. Continue reading
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If you have not set up access to your digital accounts and you pass away, it is not simple for a family member or designated person to sign on. It is actually an incredible challenge. Continue reading
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Want to protect your family and cut down on stress and some difficult consequences your heirs may face? Get started on estate planning. Continue reading
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After you open a retirement account or purchase a life insurance plan, you must take the final step of designating beneficiaries. Some retirement account providers in particular let you open an account and begin contributing money without a beneficiary designation. There are a few reasons why you need to follow up and pick a beneficiary, and a few considerations when picking one. Continue reading
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A diagnosis of a fatal illness leaves everyone in shock. However, when reality sets in, other considerations need to be handled. Continue reading
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When you own a small business, you need to do some estate planning to protect both your business and your family. If you have not yet made an estate plan, you may be unfamiliar with the advantages it can offer to them: namely, peace of mind and practical steps to take should something happen to you. Continue reading
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Family vacation homes don’t seem to be as valued by millennials, as they were by previous generations. Continue reading
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Instead of talking to an estate planning attorney, many people choose a fill-in-the-blanks estate plan by finding documents online. They fill out the PDFs or Word document templates they find, sign them, and move on with their lives. As experienced estate planners know, this could be a big mistake. Continue reading
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Creating your estate plan and keeping it up to date, is not generally a difficult project. Continue reading
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Without a little advance knowledge, leaving your investment real estate to your spouse could create problems later on. There are two primary issues that might arise, depending on your circumstances: (1) exceeding the estate tax exemption, and (2) burdening a non-citizen spouse with a tax bill. Continue reading
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If you have a fixed income in retirement, you may think that you do not need an estate plan. The truth is, if you have any significant assets or want to make sure your wishes are carried out, you should start estate planning now. Continue reading
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South Dakota comes in as the number one state for retirement. And, number 50? New York with high taxes and property costs. Continue reading
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When you are making an estate plan that includes a trust, you could have to choose between forming a revocable or an irrevocable trust. California recognized both types of trusts, but they have different structures and different implications for your estate. Continue reading
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It is not a good idea to wait until retirement is too close for comfort, before making your plans. However, if that is the time available, make the best of it. Continue reading
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When you begin planning your estate for the first time, you will need to learn about common structures for distributing property to heirs such as the will. Continue reading
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As you look at retirement, consider options for your later years. Continue reading