Revocable or Irrevocable Trust?

January 20, 2020

Estate planning is a crucial step to make sure that you can achieve your goals.  With an estate plan, you can dictate who receives your assets when you die, transfer complicated assets such as family cabins with a minimum of fuss, and even make provision for your grandchildren’s college education. There are a wide variety […]

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Protecting your Estate in Divorce

January 16, 2020

During your lifetime, you and your spouse have worked hard to build your wealth, plan your future, and create a solid estate plan.  However, nothing in life is ever definite and many things change.  This is why it is important to keep your estate plan updated as often as possible.  One thing that can severely […]

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Why Allowing Your Estate to Be Distributed Under Intestacy is a Bad Idea

January 14, 2020

Planning for the future is an essential step to assuring your own stability and security.  This is clearly true for while you are alive, but estate planning is also essential to ensuring the stability and security for your family and loved ones after you die.  One of the most straightforward and well-known of the estate […]

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Adoption and Estate Planning

January 6, 2020

It is common knowledge that planning for the future is an important step to making sure your family enjoys stability and security both now and after you pass away.  Estate planning is a cornerstone in a well-done plan to cement your plans for the future.  Estate planning is important for families of any size and […]

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Probate Assets and Non-Probate Assets

December 12, 2019

Building an estate plan is an important step in solidifying your future and ensuring security for your family both before and after you pass away.  Estate planning can mean executing several different documents, such as a power of attorney, trust documents, or a healthcare directive.  One of the more important elements of your estate plan […]

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Amending or Changing a Trust

December 10, 2019

There are many ways you can plan for your future and help achieve your goals and those of your family.  Estate planning is a crucial step on the road to financial health and providing for your family both during your life and after you are gone.  No two estate plans are alike, as no two […]

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Testamentary Trust

December 9, 2019

One of the best ways to help ensure stability for your family is to plan for the future.  An essential component of that plan is a solid estate plan.  Estate plans can help you distribute your assets, arrange for important healthcare decisions, and even nominate a person to care for your child in the event […]

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Gifts, Loans, and Estate Planning Pitfalls

December 6, 2019

It is a wonderful thing to be able to use the assets you worked hard for your entire life to improve the situation of your family members or loved ones.  It is not uncommon for family members to give each other gifts or make loans when a loved one needs a boost or helping hand.  […]

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When a Will Is Not Enough

December 3, 2019

Almost everyone is familiar with the fact that a last will and testament is an essential part of ensuring your family’s future will be secure even after you pass away.  Wills can be very simple documents and boilerplate forms are widely available on the internet, although these skeletal forms do not take your individual circumstances […]

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Avoiding Family Friction With Your Estate Plan

December 2, 2019

Building your estate plan means building a secure and solid future for your family.  Every family is different, and therefore every estate plan is different.  Some families may need irrevocable trusts while others may need healthcare powers of attorney.  Still others may just need simple wills.  Regardless of the size or complexity of your estate […]

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