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Everyone who will eventually be leaving this world needs an estate plan, but women, in particular, should pay attention to the process. Regardless of marital status or financial status, women should make arrangements today to protect themselves and their families against unexpected incapacity or death. Why Is It So Important... Continue reading
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The majority of estate planning discussions out there focus on the married couple or family, but what about all the single people out there? The estate plan is equally important for the single individual. In fact, in many situations, a single person may find that an estate plan is even... Continue reading
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In today’s digital world, it is vital to consider virtual goods when creating an estate plan. Continue reading
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Savings go to aid students in receiving a college education. Continue reading
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Should the financial world be allowed to garnish Social Security benefits? Continue reading
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If you’ve ever worried about advance planning for the future care of your pets, you aren’t alone. Continue reading
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Attorney successfully schemed to take millions from couple that was intended for charity. Continue reading
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The raising of the estate and gift tax exemptions may briefly create an opportunity to aid some families. There is a type of trust that is even more attractive today with the raising of the estate and gift tax exemptions and can last indefinitely to pass money down between generations... Continue reading
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If you own a family business, you are most likely doing everything you can do maximize its success. One thing you may have overlooked is that estate planning is a crucial element in any family business’s long-term success. If you are a family business owner and you have not yet... Continue reading
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Life insurance can be a challenge, because it is not included in the probate system. The default in life insurance has always been that the person who is listed as policy beneficiary at the time of death gets the benefits, even if it is an ex-spouse. Some states have written... Continue reading
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Janet was recently one of two expert guests on KALW in San Francisco NPR's program "Your Legal Rights". In this episode, the host Jeffrey Hayden speaks with Janet Brewer and Alicia Gamez. Throughout the hour-long program, they take questions from callers to help clarify matters regarding estate planning, taxes, probate,... Continue reading
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ABLE accounts can help special needs people receive government support, even if they have money. Continue reading
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Real life is rarely like the movies, when it comes to trustees. Continue reading
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Florida case highlights challenges faced, when attempting to commute a trust. Continue reading
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There are ways to raise children that increase the chances of keeping the next generation motivated. Continue reading
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Newman’s Own, created by Paul Newman, has always had a problem in the not-for-profit and the for- profit charity world. However, Congress has now stepped forward to make an exception. Continue reading
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Between work and personal commitments people get pretty busy. Sometimes there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to get everything done that makes it onto the “to do” list. Sometimes even the important things sit on the list without being checked off. It gets delayed until... Continue reading
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Many people are trying to figure out how to use blockchain technology in various fields. Continue reading
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Social Security is a simple concept when you are paying. However, it can get complex when it comes to benefits. Continue reading
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When is the best time to create an estate plan? The only correct answer to the question is simple, but annoyingly vague: When you don’t need one. Continue reading
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Too many Americans aren’t aware of the importance of estate planning in protecting their assets. Without an estate plan, your assets could be dispensed to unintended parties during the probate process. Once an individual understands the importance of having an estate plan in place, the next step is to identify... Continue reading
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It is important to create some legal arrangements BEFORE you need them. Continue reading
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Online documents are easy to get, have a cheap price tag and also have disclaimers that should be read. Continue reading
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The generation-skipping transfer rules have changed. Should your trust be modified? Continue reading
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Unique circumstances create specific reasons for needing a plan. However, there are just a few categories. Continue reading