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Do Video Wills Hold Up in Court?

In the golden age of the smartphone, you’re never far from a camera.

This has made the sharing of videos and photos easier than ever before. Easy access to a quality camera has led many people to wonder: can I make a video will? More importantly, folks are curious about whether such a “will” can hold...
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Account Beneficiaries: Why You Should Review Them Regularly

How your accounts are owned has a big impact on your estate plan.

The main objective is usually to ensure that no accounts and property are in only your name when you die.

When property is owned by only one person, they go into probate upon that person’s death. This is a costly, public, and time-consuming court...
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Who Should You Bring to Your Trust and Estate Administration Meetings?

When a loved one passes, it affects an entire family. However, when it comes to carrying out their wishes, not every family member has an equal say.

In fact, in many cases, only one person—the executor, or personal representative, of the estate—plays a role in administering a will. This role includes gathering the deceased’s accounts and...
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What Is a Separate Revocable Living Trust?

When a couple engages in foundational estate planning, one of the first questions addressed by estate planning attorneys is whether it makes sense for the couple to use a revocable living trust (RLT) as a part of their plan.

If using an RLT makes sense, an important follow-up question to married couples should be whether it...
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