What is a Codicil?

September 23, 2019

One sure thing about life is that things change every day.  Sometimes these changes are gradual, like watching your child grow.  Other times the changes are drastic, like moving across the country to start a new career.  No matter what type of changes you are facing in your life, it is important to make sure […]

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Do I Need a Will or a Trust? – Choosing the Right Estate Planning Instrument

September 20, 2019

Every family is different.  As a result, every estate plan will also need to be different.  A well-crafted estate plan will be tailored to the individualized goals and requirements of the person making the estate plan.  There are a wide range of estate planning instruments to help you achieve your goals, depending on your assets, […]

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Transfer on Death Deeds

September 19, 2019

For most Americans, their family home is the most valuable asset they own, both in terms of financial cost and emotional attachment.  Asset protection is one of the main goals of most estate plans.  Estate planning can allow you to pass your assets to your selected beneficiaries, and when real estate is involved, that can […]

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Do I Need a Living Will?

September 17, 2019

Health care and the legislations surrounding it are notoriously complex.  Selecting insurance plans, navigating privacy laws, obtaining specialist referrals, and sometimes even just getting a copy of your own medical records can be difficult.  Although most people recognize the inherent difficulties involved with health care legislation, they sometimes overlook healthcare in terms of their estate […]

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What Is Medicaid Planning

September 13, 2019

It is no secret that the cost of long term care can be quite high.  The average cost for nursing home care in the United States can easily top ten thousand dollars a month.  Although seniors become eligible to receive Medicare benefits at the age of sixty five, Medicare does not cover the cost of […]

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Laughing Heirs

August 29, 2019

We all know that drafting an executing a detailed and custom made will is an essential part of an estate plan.  With a will, you can designate particular beneficiaries, name personal representative candidates, and provide guidance to the court for guardianship of your minor children.  If you do not leave a will or your will […]

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Choosing the Right Trustee

August 26, 2019

It is essential that you give important though to choosing the correct estate planning instrument to reach your goals.  Trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and living wills are just a few examples of documents that may help make sure your estate is arranged in the proper way to meet your needs and those of your […]

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Adoption or a Will – Why a Will Isn’t Enough

August 23, 2019

All parents know that it is important to plan for the family’s future.  This involves not only short-term goals, but also continuing and far-reaching objectives, such as preparing for retirement.  Planning for your family’s future should include an estate plan.  A well-crafted estate plan can include a wide variety of documents, depending on the goals […]

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Life Estates

August 22, 2019

Real estate is the cornerstone of stability for millions of Americans.  Buying your own home is part of the American dream for most people, and we work hard to make sure we work toward that goal.  Once achieved, we also work hard to protect the asset.  It is common for people to want to pass […]

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Gifts and Estate Plans

August 19, 2019

Estate plans are an essential part of crafting a firm and stable foundation for you, your family, and your loved ones.  An estate plan likely will have a variety of components, each designed to achieve a particular goal.  For example, a power of attorney will allow you to designate someone to act on your behalf […]

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