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Estate Planning for the Surviving Spouse

When you lose a spouse or long-time partner, it can be difficult to think beyond the pain you are going through. However, it is crucial to understand there are important and timely decisions you need to make regarding your finances…

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The Different Types of Trusts

Almost everyone has heard of trusts, usually when referring to a beneficiary of one. Some may believe that only wealthy people have trusts, but they are common and useful tools when creating estate plans of all sizes. They are used…

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Selecting a Special Needs Trustee

Grantors (the individuals who create and fund a trust) generally become trustees when they create a special needs trust (SNT) for a loved one with a disability. However, it is crucial to choose a successor trustee who will continue properly…

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Avoid These Inheritance Mistakes

Dealing with death and receiving an inheritance is an emotional time following the loss of a loved one. The loss of a loved one is sad, but the influx of funds can bring joy or relief. It can be hard…

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Five Estate Planning Mistakes

Financial security is one of the most important goals of adulthood, and maintaining it is another. This adage is why many people spend substantial time and effort maximizing their legacy goals in their estate plan, ensuring their wishes come to pass.…

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Seniors’ Estate Planning

The 2021 Wills and Estate Planning Study by Caring.com and YouGov found that the percentage of Americans aged fifty-five and older who have created a will has declined from 60% to 44% since 2019. This decrease is as surprising a statistic…

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Paying for Long-Term Care

Nearly 70 percent of American retirees will need long-term care in their later years, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The expense of LTC can be astronomical and varies widely by location and by the amount…

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Revise Your Estate Plan Following Divorce

An emotional divorce can lead to financial turmoil (especially if children are involved). Rarely is the division of assets an amicable process. While your estate plan may be the furthest thing from your mind during a divorce, without updating your documents,…

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Estate Planning and Elder Law

It might seem confusing to think about estate planning vs. elder law as you begin to plan your future, both financially and in terms of health care. Estate planning and elder law also have some similarities. Even though these two types…

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Your Elder Law Attorney Should Answer These Questions

It can be difficult and emotionally draining to contemplate financial matters and make long-term life decisions via estate planning. However, it is crucial to wisely manage your assets while aging and provide for the family members who will survive you. Your…

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