Many people understand that a will is important to pass on property to your heirs. However, most people do not understand that a will is a publicly available document.
Eight Unconventional Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
In case you missed all store displays and radio ads for jewelry and romantic getaways, Valentine’s Day is coming up.
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Ask Mike: What Happens If I Die Without An Estate Plan?
In this entry of Ask Mike, Dan M. asks
What happens if I die without an estate plan?
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6 Common Reasons Wills Get Contested
Anytime someone believes they could get more through intestacy or a prior will, an incentive for a will contest exists. When creating your own will, it is important to be aware of situations that make will contests more likely.
3 Talking Points to Help Your Reluctant Spouse Get Estate Planning
The estate planning process is often initiated by one spouse and is met with hesitation or procrastination by the other. So how do you broach the subject?
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The Versatility of Trusts
Many people think the only use of trusts is to avoid estate tax. But trusts have many other uses, even for those without a large estate.
President Trump and Your Estate Plan
As an estate planner, I get asked questions about the future all the time. One question I’ve been asked by a few previous clients is “What will President Trump do to my estate plan?”
Estate Planning For The Nontraditional Family
It is no longer the case that the meaning of “family” is limited to certain traditional forms. These days, families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. How does estate planning impact those families?
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13 Crazy and Unusual Wills
A will is one of the oldest estate planning documents. It provides the last chance for the deceased to act upon the living and let them (and the world) know how they feel.
Legal Documents Every Couple Needs
These days, couples can be emotionally and financially dependent upon each other well before marriage. The longer the relationship lasts, the more likely they are to be financially intertwined. This means estate planning may be necessary to completely reflect the relationship.