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What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?

Fri May 4th, on FAQs |

A person who passes away without leaving a valid will is said to die intestate. A will is a legal document that specifies how an individual wants to leave his or her property – which includes bank...

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What is Probate and Why Should I Care?

Thu May 3rd, on Probate |

There have been many articles written about the late James Gandolfini’s estate.

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What is a Do Not Hospitalize Order (DNH)? 

Tue May 1st, on Wills & Trusts |

When we prepare an Advance Directive, we often include a Do Not Hospitalize order (DNH)

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What Happens When a Minor is Named Beneficiary for Life Insurance or Retirement Accounts?

Sun Apr 29th, on Special Needs Trusts |

The short answer is, nothing good.

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Three Ways to Minimize the Expense of Estate Planning 

Mon Apr 23rd, on Estate Planning |

Today, it is inadvisable to put together even a simple estate plan without the assistance of an experienced estate planning attorney. 

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Three Social Security Traps to Avoid

Sat Apr 21st, on Estate Planning |

What you don't know about Social Security benefits can hurt you and your spouse for the rest of your lives.

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Three Powers to Consider Giving to a Trust Protector

Thu Apr 19th, on Wills & Trusts |

Today many estate plans contain irrevocable trusts that will continue for the benefit of a spouse's lifetime and then for the benefit of several generations.  Since these trusts are designed to span...

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This is the first in a three-part series on budgeting.

Tue Apr 17th, on Estate Planning |

Budgets do control spending behavior. However, budgets also allocate resources to the areas of highest impact or interest. 

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The Trust Protection Myth: Your Revocable Trust Protects Against Lawsuits 

Sun Apr 15th, on Asset Protection, Wills & Trusts |

/practices/wills-trusts/WARNING:  Many people believe once they set up a Revocable Living Trust and transfer assets into the Trust, those assets are protected from lawsuits.

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The Importance of Checking Beneficiary Designations 

Fri Apr 13th, on Asset Protection |

One area of estate planning that many people overlook is their beneficiary designations.

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