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“Estate planning is an essential part of an individual’s personal finances. This is true no matter how wealthy a person is.” Estate planning is a process in which a person details how their money and other assets should be managed during life and after their death. WMUR’s recent article, “Money... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Losing a parent or grandparent can put into perspective the need for careful planning to avoid surprises, protect young children and spouses and properly execute the decedent’s wishes.” The Norman Transcript’s recent article, “The right attorney is needed for wills and estate planning,” addresses how to find an attorney who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 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 Jan 9, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“It is the nature of humans to form habits and then keep those habits up as we get older.” Most of the time, routines are a good thing. They help simplify our days by eliminating decisions on little things. That saves the creative parts of our brains for the more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Withholding certain facts or telling little white lies about your lifestyle and habits (both good and bad), may prevent your doctor from seeing the big picture, which can put your future health at risk.” Vanguard advised in a recent article, “The final keys to successful wealth transfer,” that you should... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Moving into a retirement community can be one of the biggest decisions seniors have to make. For many people, it means leaving a home they've lived in for decades.” Lancaster Online’s recent article, “It's never too early to start retirement planning,” says that before you make the move to a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“While planning their estates, many physicians engage an attorney or estate planner to deliver a neatly bundled package of documents that usually includes a will, attendant trusts and various powers of attorney (POA).” A financial power of attorney document allows you to state how your financial affairs should be handled,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Estate planning mistakes can be expensive to fix — that is, when they can be fixed at all.” People often think they’re simple folks with simple lives. They try to do things on their own. It’s only later—after they’ve passed away— that a mistake is discovered, and there are unintended... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“It is good business that, when you get divorced, you revise your estate plan to reflect your current thoughts.” A divorced man with two adult children is still working. He plans to work at least another 10 years. He did his will a few years before he divorced and hasn’t... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“There are two types of powers of attorneys.” Estate planning is critical for everyone. That goes double for seniors. Basic estate planning means you’ve drafted and properly recorded legal documents, such as wills and powers of attorneys, and they’re all up-to-date. Wills written 20 years again after a child is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Estate planning is done for a number of purposes. One is to transfer assets to your heirs, according to your wishes once you pass on. Unfortunately, just having the documents in place may not be enough, as mistakes can be made.” WMUR provides some of the most common things to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Make it easy on your family, put your affairs in order.” Part of estate planning is making the situation after your death as palatable as possible for those dealing with your estate. You should consult with an experienced estate planning attorney today: you don’t know what lies ahead. A recent... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Estate planning can feel overwhelming for individuals without an ‘heir apparent.’” For those without children or close family, it can be difficult to choose who will handle your affairs, let alone who will inherit your estate when you die. The most common concern for many, is who should be trusted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Among the risks that married couples face in retirement, this one is unavoidable. It’s the risk of becoming a widow or widower.” According to USA Today’s recent article, “How to prepare financially for being a widow/widower,” the death of a spouse frequently results in a decline in economic status. For... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Consider the following four ways to leave a legacy to your heirs, your friends or your favorite charities.” The Northwest Herald’s recent article, “4 Ways of Leaving a Legacy” says that after toiling hard for many years in a career to accumulate wealth, you want to make certain that, at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“There are two types of powers of attorneys.” Estate planning is critical for everyone. That goes double for seniors. Basic estate planning means you’ve drafted and properly recorded legal documents, such as wills and powers of attorneys, and they’re all up-to-date. Wills written 20 years again after a child is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Give yourself and your loved ones a special gift by having a life care planning conversation, which Ellen Goodman, co-founder of The Conversation Project, calls ‘estate planning for the heart.’” Even though we know it’s beneficial, few of us have been willing to have a life care planning conversation, says... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Most people seek out estate planning advice after major life events like marriage, childbirth and loss of a loved one...or increasing Bitcoin prices.” The number of people seeking estate planning services has soared with Bitcoin’s prices continuing to rise. However, digital currencies don’t have to comprise most of your net... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Well-crafted, regularly-updated estate planning documents are important for everyone, regardless of the size of your estate or assets.” cincinnati.com’s recent article, “Now is the time to consider the basics of estate planning,” says that estate planning is important because the more clarity a plan provides, the easier time your family... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Picking a trustee gets less attention than choosing your new smartphone.” It may be crunch time when you and/or your spouse are at your estate planning attorney’s office. After all, you’re planning for what happens when you die. For most people, it’s a process filled with emotions and what-ifs. You... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“We are all going to die. We just don’t know when. So it’s not what you have done, it’s what you didn’t do that your heirs will regret.” Frequently, we’re not aware of the consequences of our lack of action. In many instances, it’s the survivors of a death that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“If you are like most people, when you hear the words “estate planning,” you probably think of writing a will, to explain who will get what you own when you die. The problem is, a will has little or nothing to do with you. It’s all about planning for someone... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Bad things happen! Catastrophes! Accidents! Illness! Death!” Estate planning is a part of good parenting. It means trying to make things a bit easier on the family we leave behind. Those of us with any accumulated assets or minor children really must do some estate planning. The more complicated your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“It sounds like these trusts are head and shoulders above just having a will. However, they did sound like they could get very expensive in comparison to a will. Is there really that much greater benefit to a living trust versus a will?” WealthAdvisor’s recent article asks, “Do Living Trusts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law
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“Sooner or later, you’re going to need a will.” If you are older than 18, it’s time to start thinking about what would happen in a worst-case scenario. You need to create a last will and testament. It’s a binding document that outlines how you want your assets distributed when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rowley Law