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My Loved One Has Died: As Their Heir or Beneficiary, Do I Need an Attorney?

You just found out that your favorite aunt, Aunt Melba, has died. In the midst of your grief and sadness, you receive a notice from the attorney handling Aunt Melba's affairs stating that you are a beneficiary. Your best friend advises you to get an attorney. What should you do? Will Aunt Melba's attorney help...

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Can I Make Estate Plans Without My Spouse?

The American family has changed quite a bit over the last few decades, and assumptions that a couple will share bank accounts, tax obligations or even last names can be thrown out the window.

Nowadays, there are plenty of options for couples to keep finances, identities and future plans separate. But what about when it comes...
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Stay Bonus Agreements: What They Are and How to Use Them

A stay bonus agreement, also referred to as a retention bonus agreement, is a written agreement between a company and a key employee to encourage the employee to stay with the company.

Understanding the definition and purpose of this type of bonus agreement is critical for both business owners and employees.

What is a Stay Bonus?

A stay...
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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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