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What Do You Do When A Loved One Dies?

A loved one died three weeks ago. You are the designated trustee, personal representative, or closest relative. You have notified family, friends, and employers. You have held the funeral or memorial service. You have secured the decedent’s home and possessions. You have looked for or located their estate planning documents, if they had them. Now what do you do?

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Top 4 Reasons Why Single Adults Should Have A Trust

If you become mentally or physically incapacitated, who do you want to manage your assets until you are able to do so yourself? Provisions in a will do not take effect unless you die. A trust, on the other hand, can take effect at any time. It can designate when and under what conditions a trustee can step in to arrange for your care, access your assets to provide that care, and manage your finances through your incapacity. The provisions can save you and your family thousands of dollars as well as avoid court proceedings and a court-appointed guardian.

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5 Reasons Why Families With Any-Age Children Should Have A Trust

If you or your spouse dies, when it comes to providing for surviving children, sometimes a will is not enough to protect their inheritances. This is where a trust comes in. Trusts are not just for the wealthy. A trust is a legal entity that can own property and assets. Through the instructions you write into the trust, it can buy, sell, negotiate, manage, and disburse its assets for the benefit of your children. It gives you a lot of control after you pass away.

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Five Reasons You Need A Will

Reason 1.

Quite simply, to let your family know your wishes, in an enforceable document, in directing how your assets will be distributed after you pass away. A Will lists the property you have and where—and to whom—you want it to go.

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Probates: The Basics

Although probate may be considered a “necessary evil,” having a Court’s supervision (even limited) over the distribution of the estate can help resolve or avoid potential conflicts.

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BLENDED FAMILY? ESTATE PLANNING: What's the right mix for a blended family?

There are all types of blended families. Generally, a blended family is defined as a family that is formed when adults join in a new relationship and both parties have children from previous relationships. My sister-in-law is an example of another type of blended family. She and her new husband both had children from previous marriages; in addition, her new husband was parenting his step-daughter who lived with him after her mom passed away. I have another friend who is raising her grandchild as her own. The trials and tribulations of these families have been celebrated in TV shows and movies such as Yours, Mine and Ours, Cheaper By The Dozen, Modern Family, The Brady Bunch, The Blind Spot and even Cinderella. Cinderella is a great example of the challenges that happen without estate planning. It may have ended happily ever after, but there were a lot of problems before “ever after.”

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New Parents? It’s Time for a Will.

If you are a new parent or an expecting parent, it’s time to create a Will and start working on your estate plan. Having a Will in place can give your children protection should something happen to you and your spouse. Estate planning can ensure that your property and money, and more importantly, your children are taken care of according to your wishes. Even after you are gone, a Will is a way to make sure that your wishes are carried out legally and efficiently, ensuring that your loved ones are provided for with the least of financial responsibility.

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How Often Should I Update My Will or Trust?

Estate planning is one of those tasks that people generally avoid. It takes some mental fortitude to think about and plan for unknown events. Most every  client tell us they feel a sense of relief once their plan is in place. As with anything, the more you do something, the easier it gets. Reviewing and revising your estate plan is important, especially in light of the following events.

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Should You Discuss Your Will Over the Holidays?

Oh, the holidays. As we prepare to get together with family and friends who live near and far, this time of year tends to bring up a lot of questions for everyone. With people being more mobile than ever, these opportunities for familial togetherness can feel few and far between. You may be wondering if you should bring up your estate planning with loved ones this year while you have the chance to speak to the key people in person.

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What is Probate?

You hear legal terms on law shows. You may even hear them in passing conversation but never know for sure what they mean. One of these terms is the word "probate," which you may hear when a loved one passes or from a friend who recently did some estate planning.  

 

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