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“If you’ve been putting it off because it's sad or uncomfortable, don't. Estate planning can be a loving tribute and source of comfort. Here’s what to consider.” No one likes death or thinking about their own mortality. OK, maybe the undertaker, but for the rest of us, it’s creepy. Estate... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rowley Law
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“How do I keep my heirs from having to go through probate?” There are some estate planning questions that many of us would like answered. These include how to keep heirs from going through probate, whether you need an estate planning attorney or can you just use an online form... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rowley Law
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“The hit podcast "S-Town," which was downloaded more than 10 million times in its first four days, highlighted the importance of having a will.” A will is great first step, but estate planning is an entire strategy to protect you and your spouse in retirement, and to leave a legacy... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rowley Law
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“The reality is that taxes have always been a secondary component of the charitable giving process and now may be less critical than ever before. As tax planning has become less relevant, personal goals and the role of the adviser have gained in importance.” Financial Planning’s article, “Charitable giving: It’s... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rowley Law
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“There are several advantages that IRAs have over other ways to save.” Everyone wants to take advantage of tax breaks when they're available. One smart way to do this is with an IRA: it gives those saving for retirement some potentially significant tax savings. You can go with a traditional... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“Fifty-six percent of Americans say they do not have a will.” A survey found that a majority of Americans haven't decided how their estate should be divided after their passing. Yahoo Finance’s article, “Estate Planning Is Important for People Without Children,” reminds us that complications arise for people who are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“Estate planning, when properly done, could more appropriately be called lifetime planning.” Thousands of people have unexpected accidents or health events daily. There is also the potential that you may survive and be in a coma or incapacitated long-term. The Business Journal’s recent article, “Proper estate planning is as much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“It's called a trust for a reason: You're counting on this stand-alone legal entity to do something you can't.” A trust is a good idea to ensure that ownership of your assets will go to your heirs smoothly and privately. A trust can also have some tax advantages and can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“Creating a solid estate planning strategy is the capper on the jug of a life well lived - so take it seriously.” Americans are notoriously hesitant to think about—let alone act on—end-of-life financial needs. That’s understandable given the taboo nature of dealing with one's own eventual demise, says The Street... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“Your 30s are a good time to get serious about your finances and make real progress toward increasing and protecting your wealth.” If you're in your 30s, you've most likely been in the workforce for about 10 years. We’re also hoping that you have fully funded an emergency cash account... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“What happens if your primary or contingent beneficiary dies immediately before you do, or at the same time that you do?” When the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic, one issue it raised was how to handle the estates of married couples who refused to part as the ship went... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“Do not be fooled. A will is not an estate plan.” The Naples Daily Newsgives some helpful advice in “Tax Secrets: Top 10 tips for winning the estate tax game.”Take a look: Don’t keep property in joint tenancy. Don’t put money in a pension or IRA if you’re rich or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“The adjustment to the loss of a loved one is hard enough without the inevitable workload of settling their affairs. Even if they don’t have much in the way of assets, the process takes time – typically up to a year.” Get some good advice from tax, estate, and financial... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“Regardless of your age or the amount of wealth you have, everyone needs estate planning.” Estate planning is a method for determining how to distribute your property during your life and at your death, which varies with each person. In a recent article, “Business viewpoint: Estate planning important tool after... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“There are a number of personal and financial reasons to review your estate plan on a regular basis.” Hearty congratulations if you created your estate plan in 2016. That’s a big item to cross off the “to do” list. But if you nailed this job some time ago, you need... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“There are a number of personal and financial reasons to review your estate plan on a regular basis.” Hearty congratulations if you created your estate plan in 2016. That’s a big item to cross off the “to do” list. But if you nailed this job some time ago, you need... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Rowley Law
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Legal planning for pets is still the exception rather than the rule, but for animal lovers, the end result can be heartbreaking. It’s not uncommon for seniors' pets to appear at an animal shelter. This is because they’re often abandoned when their owners become infirm or die without making any... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“You should review and update your estate planning documents as personal situations change and, at a minimum, every five years.” Wilmington (NC) Insights’ recent article, “Signs Your Estate Plan Needs a Lift,” shares some common indicators that you may need to visit your attorney and review your estate planning documents.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“It is the biggest fear for every parent in this situation: What is going to happen when I’m gone?” Thinking about who will care for a family member with an intellectual or developmental disability after parents die is difficult. However, you can help everyone by planning wisely and early. Sacramento... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“A Living Trust is totally private–as opposed to your Will, which becomes public when it is probated after your death.” A nj.com article, “Living Trusts explained,” says that you should think of a living trust as a contract between the current “you” and the future “you.” Practically speaking, it can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“I don’t want to make the same uninformed errors with my estate, so I need to plan and execute documents for my estate.” The Washington Post reminds us of underlying matters that come to mind when we hear people talk about getting their estate in order in “How to organize... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“Of course, the reward of raising kids is totally worth it, whatever it costs. Nevertheless, it’s better to be prepared than to be sorry. Here are some money saving tips that will help you save for your family’s future.” Starting a family is exciting, but studies show that the average... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at Rowley Law
“With proper planning, insurance money can pay expenses such as estate tax and keep other assets intact.” Many folks fail to realize that life insurance can be a major component of an estate plan. An insurance policy’s proceeds can provide liquidity when it’s needed, as FEDweek reminds us in “Proper... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“So, what is a trust?” A professionally-designed trust can help just about everyone. Physician’s Money Digest, in “6 Reasons You May Need a Trust,” reminds us to think of a trust as a holding spot where you put your assets before they are released to the people or organizations you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at Rowley Law
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“A critical link in the chain that makes a smooth and productive transition to the next generation is an effective estate plan.” Farm Futures’ recent article, “8 signs your estate plan is off track,” gives you several reminders to make sure you’re on track. Simply a will-based estate plan or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2019 at Rowley Law