Tag Archives: end-of-life planning

New Year, New Decade, New Estate Plan

You may think that your estate plan is something you already checked off your to-do list years ago.

But the truth is that it’s not realistic to think that something you drafted years or even months ago still works for your current situation. To illustrate just how much can change since you last looked over your...
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Think Your Family Won’t Fight Over Your Estate? Think Again.

Most families are happy families.

As you gather together with your family this holiday season, you probably share laughs and tell stories. You get along and enjoy being with each other and everything seems copacetic. But what happens with the matriarch or patriarch dies? You would be surprised how, suddenly, years of pent-up resentment and hurt feelings...
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When is probate necessary?

Whether or not you have an estate plan in place, you have likely heard the term “probate”.

Probate is the legal process by which a deceased individual’s assets are distributed under court supervision. This process is necessary to distribute assets that are solely in the name of the deceased person. Probate is governed by state law.  

Avoiding...

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2018 Legal Resolutions

It’s the season of resolutions and goal setting!

legal resolutions for 2018 As you consider what you’d like to accomplish this year, we encourage you to think about your legal state of affairs - especially when it comes to your long-term plans. Whether you’re young or “mature” - it’s...
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