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Severing Joint Ownership of Property: What You Need to Know

One of the most common forms of property ownership in the United States is joint tenancy with rights of survivorship (JTWROS or joint tenancy).

But what is joint tenancy? Joint tenancy is a legal right to property that provides the owner an undivided right to the enjoyment of the property. In other words, one joint tenant...
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An Easy Three-Step Review for Your Estate Plan “Helpers”

While putting together an estate plan is important for you and your loved ones, it is equally important for you to understand the role of the trusted individuals who will be carrying out your wishes when you are unable to.

When it comes to estate planning, your primary helpers are key and they generally include a...
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Four Reasons Why Estate Planning Isn’t Just for the 1%

There is a common misconception that estate plans are only for the ultra-rich

- the top 1 % - maybe the top 10%, 20%, or some other arbitrary determination of “enough” money.  In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. People at all income and wealth levels can benefit from a comprehensive estate plan....
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Are Heirlooms and Keepsakes a Part of Your Estate Plan?

When most people think of estate planning, they think of assets that include money, real estate, and personal property.

But, included in someone’s estate could be invaluable personal property, such as family heirlooms or keepsakes. This type of property should not be overlooked in your estate plan just because it may not have a high dollar...
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