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Estate Planning for Seniors

The majority of older adults believe estate planning is important, but less than half of those over 55 have a will, a living will, or health care directives. These documents help guide your representatives to provide the end-of-life wishes you…

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Wills: How They Work

Wills serve as legal directives regarding who will inherit your property after you die and are an essential component of a comprehensive estate plan. If you die without one (intestate), the state will distribute your assets and property via state…

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Estate Planning Explained

The law describes estate planning as a legal document summarizing the property a person owns and how to distribute these assets when deceased. Property ownership includes individual as well as jointly owned bank accounts, stocks and bonds, retirement accounts, real…

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Is Your Estate Plan Up to Date?

When you have big life changes like births, marriages, divorces, and moving to another state, you should review your estate plan to make sure it is still current. Children grow up, marriages dissolve, property gets sold, residences change. That’s why…

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Inheritance Divided Per Stirpes

In the preparation of my will, I understand property can be left to my children “per stripes.” Why is the law talking about us like we’re some kind of zebra? The phrase is Latin and it is “per stirpes,” not…

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