Tag Archives: probate

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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What to Do If You Can’t Find Your Loved One’s Documents

If a loved one has recently died or become mentally incapacitated, finding the person’s estate planning documents is essential.

The estate planning process and associated documents are critical to making decisions on the loved one’s behalf, gaining access to accounts, and discovering your deceased loved one’s wishes regarding how to distribute the individual’s money and property....
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My Loved One Has Died – What Do I Do Now?

When a family member or other loved one dies, grief and shock can sometimes be overwhelming.

The last thing most people want to think about is making phone calls or funeral arrangements. Some things do not need to be done immediately, but there are some steps that should be taken soon after the loss of your...
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