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An estate plan is the perfect solution to making sure that your assets are passed on to your children from a prior marriage—if you make sure that is addressed in your estate plan. If you neglect to do this, you could disinherit your own children. Continue reading
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He’s the richest man in the world, and he doesn’t have a prenuptial agreement. Now that Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are divorcing, people with far less wealth are talking about why they might need a prenup. Or do they? Continue reading
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An incentive trust makes it necessary for your heirs to follow certain paths in life. Make sure it’s done correctly and that you pick the right trustee to make it work. Continue reading
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Finding the right estate planning attorney is a lot like looking for a medical specialist. They don’t have to be your best friend, but they must inspire confidence that they are looking out for you and your family. Continue reading
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There are similarities and differences between the 403(b) and the 401(k) plans, but both offer a good path to retirement savings. Continue reading
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Some strategies are no longer available, but there are still ways to maximize benefits. The trick is knowing what to do, and when, so you don’t miss out. Make the wrong move, and you could put a strain on your retirement finances. Continue reading
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A will is the cornerstone of estate planning. It reflects your wishes for the distribution of your assets, must comply with your state’s laws and helps your family after you have died. Continue reading
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In the real-life story of a Hawaiian princess, a judge is pushing back against her wish to change a trust to benefit her wife. There are issues over capacity and validity of the trust, and the proposed future inheritance of $40 million. Continue reading
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Knowing that talking about end-of-life-care is important and doing anything with the information are two different things. The problem is, if your kids know what you want but you don’t have it written down in a legal document, your wishes may not be followed. Continue reading
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They were tormented, robbed and had their spirits broken, all by one woman who was a professional guardian and took every possible advantage of her position. Continue reading
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Long-Term Care insurance is the insurance that no one wants to consider, but when you need it, you’ll be glad to have it. LTC protects your health and your retirement savings. Continue reading
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Now that the holiday season is winding down, it’s time to get back to business—and that includes making sure you and your loved ones have your estate plans all set. Continue reading
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There are a lot of myths about caregiving costs, and the wrong information can add up fast. Protect yourself and your loved one, by learning what resources are available for what services. Continue reading
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As elder abuse rises to epidemic levels, the number of states passing new laws to combat it are also on the rise. Seattle is increasing protection for seniors and offering financial, health and legal services, along with safe housing. Continue reading
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Starting to save early and saving routinely, is your best route to a comfortable retirement. Before you know it, retirement will be around the corner. Continue reading
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He was responsible for his mother’s care, but instead this son used her income to live high, paying for his own expenses, while her bills went unpaid. It’s a cautionary tale about how our most loved family members may not always be trustworthy. Continue reading
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Contract workers enjoy flexibility. However, if they can’t work because of an illness or an injury, they don’t get paid. Employees usually have long-term disability insurance in their benefits package. However, what about the gig worker? Continue reading
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The family caregiver is often overlooked, because by their nature they are giving souls. However, you can give a thoughtful gift to show your appreciation. Continue reading
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Ask almost any millennial if they’ve thought about estate planning or having a will, and chances are they’ll tell you they don’t need it, don’t want it and can get it online. Continue reading
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Lots of checks get written on December 31, when people accustomed to supporting charitable organizations make their annual donation. However, giving can be part of an effective tax and estate plan throughout the year. Continue reading
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At 95, Sumner Redstone is still alive and at the center of several court battles. His grandson has asked the court to appoint a guardian ad litem, believing that this will insure the integrity of legal proceedings. Continue reading
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It’s a common response to a concerned parent: the millennial says they don’t need an estate plan. After all, they are young, and life is long. However, as older people know, unexpected events happen. Continue reading
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Your assets and your legacy may not be what you had wanted. Your loved ones won’t be able to do much about it. That’s probably not how you want to be remembered. Continue reading
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It’s not the news that anyone in South Carolina is proud of. The Palmetto State ranks last of all states, when it comes to protecting seniors from elder abuse. Continue reading
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There’s more to your estate plan than distributing tangible assets, like your home or stamp and coin collection. For many people, retirement accounts, like 401(k)s or IRAs, make up the lion’s share of their estate. Continue reading