Tag Archives: estate law

What Is a Medallion Signature Guarantee, and Do I Need One?

Upon seeing the words medallion signature guarantee (MSG), you may envision some shiny grand medallion, signifying a level of greatness few attain.

However, that is far from what this guarantee means. An MSG is a unique tool used to protect the transfer of certain accounts and property from fraudulent transfers and is often required during the...
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COVID-19 and Minor Children: Things to Consider Now

Protecting your family is important, especially when you have minor children, and even more so now that we are living through a pandemic.

With all of the unknowns of our current situation, you need some certainty. Having an up-to-date estate plan can be the first step toward providing that certainty in an uncertain world.   Many people view...
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Why Probate Takes So Long and How to Avoid It

After a loved one dies, their money and property must be distributed to the right people, either according to their will or the state’s default distribution scheme.

Even if you are staying on top of the process, probate can take a minimum of 12 months and sometimes stretches out for years – yes, years. These delays...
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