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7 Reasons Why You Should Protect Your Family's Future Before You Have Children

Craft Your Estate Plan: 7 Reasons Why You Should Protect Your Family’s Future Before You Have Children

Estate planning may not be at the forefront of your mind as a young couple between the ages of 25 and 35, but taking proactive steps now can significantly impact your family's future. While you...

Leave a Roadmap with Your Estate Plan

Estate planning is an essential step in securing your family's financial future and ensuring your assets are distributed according to your wishes. The estate planning process typically includes creating a Will or establishing a Trust,...

Leaving Your “Family Home” to Your Loved Ones

Throughout your life you have worked hard to acquire the house you and your family now call "home" - the home where you raised your kids, lived most of your life and created wonderful memories....

Estate Planning for a Second Marriage

So you've decided to remarry? Congratulations! You're getting a fresh start on life and beginning an exciting new chapter in your story. However, a remarriage is not without its difficulties. Compared to a first marriage,...
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Properly Funding Your Trust: Don’t Leave Your Loved Ones Behind

You've put in the hard work. You've set up a trust and you're well on your way towards protecting your family's future. Or are you? There are many steps when it comes to establishing a...
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Case Study: Why Your College Student Should Have Estate Planning Documents in Place and Some are Not the “Usual” Ones

Simplifying our lives sounds great - we crave it for many of the things in our lives.  In fact, we watch endless videos on how to organize our homes to make us feel “put together”,...
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Using Transfer-on-Death Deeds to Avoid Probate

When it comes to planning your estate, you naturally want to make things as easy as possible for your beneficiaries. The last thing you want is for your property to get hung up in probate...
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Family Conversations About Your Estate Plan

With holidays upon us, you’ve got a lot on your mind, right? Turkeys and ham don’t make themselves, and the longer you put off gift shopping, the more stressful that affair becomes. And then, of...
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Tough Conversations About Estate Planning Around the Holidays

In a world driven by social media, it’s easy to feel as if, despite all the insight we have into each other’s lives, our loved ones are further away than ever. And indeed, the data...

If Only Anne Heche Had Drafted an Estate Plan…

Anne Heche was an Emmy award-winning actress, well-known for her roles in such blockbuster hits as Donnie Brasco and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Well, we know what Heche didn’t do last summer:...

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