Tag Archives: wills and trusts

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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Severing Joint Ownership of Property: What You Need to Know

One of the most common forms of property ownership in the United States is joint tenancy with rights of survivorship (JTWROS or joint tenancy).

But what is joint tenancy? Joint tenancy is a legal right to property that provides the owner an undivided right to the enjoyment of the property. In other words, one joint tenant...
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Yearly Checkups: Physical and Financial Wellbeing

Hopefully you go to your doctor at least once a year to get a physical.

This visit helps detect and treat problems before an illness or health condition becomes a major problem. It’s called preventative health. But have you ever considered preventative health for your finances? Just like it’s important to see your doctor annually, it’s...
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Three Legal Things to Do After a Scary Diagnosis

A negative health diagnosis can be emotionally and logistically challenging for many reasons.

You may be worried about how you’ll take care of your family if you’re physically incapacitated. There are lots of things to consider with your doctors and medical professionals, but you may also want to consider these three legal tips to ensure your...
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