5 Common Concerns for First-Time

Executors Many people who are put in charge of a close friend or relative’s estate have never fulfilled executor duties before. It is a position that involves a lot of responsibility, since being an executor means bringing closure to your family and helping to carry out your loved one’s wishes. There is often a learning...
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When to Update Your Living Will

If you are considering creating or updating a Living Will in the event that you become ill or incapacitated, you probably have questions about when to do so. It’s a good idea to review and make changes to your entire estate plan as needed every few years. This ensures that you’re ready for any eventuality....
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What Happens to Debts after a Death?

Everyone who creates an estate plan starts out by considering the assets that they want to pass on to their loved ones. This is only natural, but many people do not pay the same attention to what will happen to their debts when they pass away. This can leave your family in the position of having...
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Is It Possible to Contest a Trust?

Although a Last Will and Testament is the most common estate planning tool, a trust is also a popular method. Often, trusts will be part of a comprehensive estate plan for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that trusts can help avoid probate. Here are the basics you need...
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Get the Facts about Avoiding Probate

Probate—the legal process of managing and distributing an estate—is often time consuming and expensive. Fortunately, there are several ways to avoid probating  estate assets, either partially or completely. With the proper estate planning techniques, you can avoid probate and save your loved ones a lot of time, expense, and hassle. Living Trusts One of the foremost...
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3 Common Probate Myths

When it comes to estate planning, you need to start out with accurate information. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation surrounding probate which many people believe when they first seek out an estate planning lawyer. Each case has its own unique circumstances, but there are a few common myths many people hold to be...
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