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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When to Revise Your Will

November 25, 2019

Having an estate plan is an essential step in making sure your family is provided for after you pass away.  Estate plans can make sure that your assets are properly distributed, shield your beneficiaries from heavy estate taxes, and provide a simple way to distribute complicated or heavily regulated assets, just to name a few.  […]

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Can I Force a Relative to Show Me Their Will?

October 25, 2019

We all know it is important to plan for the future.  In the majority of cases, that plan includes looking to our own personal finances, goals, and plans to make sure that we are taking the correct steps.  In some situations, you may be considering the future plans of your relative when creating your estate […]

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No Contest Clauses

October 22, 2019

Estate planning lets you envision your goals and make sure that you are taking the right steps to attain those goals.  There are many different instruments that may be helpful to you to help reach your goals, but almost every complete estate plan includes a last will and testament.  Like any other component of your […]

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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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Am I Required to Probate a Will?

January 13, 2019

At the end of the life of your friend or family member, there are many things on your mind.  You will need to go through the grieving process, sometimes help plan the funeral, and then turn to the logistical issues of the property and debts they may have left behind.  If your friend or family […]

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Steps for Creating Your Estate Plan

December 18, 2018

Crafting an estate plan is an important piece of the puzzle for planning for the future for not only ourselves, but also our family and friends.  The right estate plan can provide stability for our family, loved ones, or even favorite charitable institutions for many years to come.  There are many steps in planning an […]

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