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Seven Tips to Avoid Family Fights Over Property

Ask a group of friends if they have experienced a family fight over property after a loved one has died, and you will be in for a lively and eye-opening conversation.

Far too many families end up fighting, or at least experiencing tension, over a family inheritance. But it does not have to be that way....
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What You Need to Know About Choosing a Trustee

It's not always immediately clear who should be the person you place your literal trust in to manage your financial affairs, so here are some critical things to consider first.

When a trust is established, the trust owner must name a trustee. That person is responsible for your financial affairs which includes collecting income, paying bills...
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Why Two Heads May Be Better Than One In Estate Planning

We rely on our friends, family, and colleagues to help us through life’s challenges.

The people we trust can also be incredibly important when arranging an estate plan. It is critical to appoint a fiduciary to act on your behalf and carry out your wishes should you become incapacitated or pass away. The fiduciary is legally...
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What to Do When a Loved One Dies Abroad

A loved one dying can be extremely disorienting and sad regardless of the situation.

However, if your loved one dies abroad, traveling in a foreign country, you can expect that both the emotional burden and bureaucratic burden will increase exponentially.

What to Do First

Contact the United States Bureau of Consular Affairs. If foreign local authorities report a...
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