What is a QTIP Trust?

January 31, 2018

Married couples spend a lot of time planning for their future together.  It is an exciting time thinking forward to building toward potential opportunities to achieve goals together.  Estate planning should always be part of this planning process, including wills and trusts.  There are many different types of tools that married couples can and should […]

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Documents Important for Estate Planning

January 30, 2018

Planning for the future is an exciting time. Many people know that it is essential to get set up with the appropriate investments to plan for retirement.  However, it is easier to overlook or avoid the importance of planning your estate.  Estate planning is the process of organizing your assets and financial affairs so they […]

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Estate Planning and Remarriage

January 22, 2018

It is common knowledge that the divorce rate in the United States is approximately fifty percent.  With such a high divorce rate, it should be no surprise that many people will choose to move on and marry again after the dust settles from their divorce.  During a first marriage, estate planning often is relatively straight […]

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What Type of Life Insurance Should You Choose?

January 19, 2018

We all want to make sure that our loved ones are provided for after we pass on.  Especially when we have spouses or children, this is even more important.  Life insurance is one way to accomplish this, as purchasing a life insurance policy will make sure that benefits are paid out after death to help […]

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Why Is It Important to Have a Will?

January 18, 2018

Planning for the end of your life can seem morose and depressing, but it is an important step to make sure that your dependents and loved ones are well taken care of after you are gone.  Despite this fact, according to a recent survey, only 42% of adults in the United States have important estate […]

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What is a Revocable Trust?

January 15, 2018

There are many important steps to take when planning your future, including estate planning.  Most people know that it is important to draft a will and a health care directive, but many will overlook other useful estate planning tools, such as trusts.  There is a misconception that only wealthy people should make a trust, but […]

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Ways Property May Be Titled?

January 12, 2018

Real estate can be a great investment to help secure your financial future and that of your family.  For most people, real estate is a major purchase, and could be one of the largest assets the family will ever hold.  Because it is such a large purchase with the potential to be a long-term investment, […]

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Why Do I Need a Will?

January 11, 2018

Planning for your future requires careful consideration to many aspects of your financial and emotional plans.  Structuring your retirement and investments to ensure a secure future for both you and your family is of the utmost importance.  Many estate planning documents, such as revocable trusts and health care directives, can make sure that things run […]

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Basic Requirements for a Valid Will

January 10, 2018

Drafting important legal documents is often a highly technical process with several requirements.  Drafting a valid will is no exception to this rule.  In the case of a simple will, there are not a large number of requirements for what makes a will actually valid, but those requirements are essential.  Failure to follow any of […]

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Pets and Wills and Trusts

December 18, 2017

For most people with animals, these pets are thought of as members of the family.  Pets are important to their owners, and owners want to make sure that pets are always provided for, even in the event of the owner’s incapacity or death.  There are mechanisms for pet owners ensure their pet is always cared […]

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