Tag Archives: inheritance

3 Simple Ways to Avoid Probate Costs

The bad news: When a deceased person’s estate (which is simply a term referring to all of their money and property) has to go through probate (the court-supervised process of distributing a deceased person’s money and property), it can be subject to a variety of costs stemming from attorneys, executors, appraisers, accountants, courts, and state...
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Why Your Marital Agreement Should Be a Part of Your Estate Plan

It is not uncommon for couples to enter into marital agreements stating what property is separately owned by each spouse and the property rights each spouse will have in the event of separation, divorce, or death.

They are most common when one or both of the spouses is wealthy, owns a family business, or expects a...
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Your Time Is Valuable: Get a Jump Start on the Estate Planning Process

We all know that time is precious, especially if you are one of our nurses or front line healthcare workers.

You work tirelessly caring for others and may not have a lot of free time to think about things like your own estate plan. However, if you are able to answer the following questions or at...
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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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