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Revocable Living Trusts Vs Wills - Which Is Right for You?

When planning your estate and figuring out a way to leave your assets to your children, you can choose to set up a will or a revocable living trust. Both have their pros and cons. Here are a few ...
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Have You Talked About Your Estate Plans Recently?

Many people make the assumption that they can create an estate plan or update an estate plan on their own, and many will do so by using a template or kit. Unfortunately, a DIY estate plan does not ...
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Estate Planning Checklist for When a Loved One Passes On

We don't like to think about it, but it is bound to happen. Our spouse, partner, or parent will eventually cross through that veil and it will leave us devastated. While grieving must be given its ...
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Estate Planning: Beneficiary Designation in Financial Instruments

In many case, beneficiary designation is straight-forward. Most couples simply designated each other. However there are complications that should be understood and periodically reviewed. Consider a ...
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How Debt Destroys Your Estate

Many people today worry about the amount of money left to their surviving family members. It is difficult to organize all of your finances and make those decisions. One variable that many people have ...
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What Purpose Does a Living Trust Serve?

A revocable trust, also referred to as a living trust, provides a means for the grantor to designate, and modify as necessary, estate and asset beneficiaries. Multiple advantages exist with living ...
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4 Tips for Choosing a Guardian for Your Child

Looking to give someone guardianship over your children? Stipulating a future guardian for your kids is vital, just in case something terrible happens to you and your spouse. Here are some tips for ...
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How to Prevent Your Children from Fighting Over an Estate?

It happens frequently, whether the recently passed wants it to or not, but your family is likely to fight over your estate. With a good estate plan, money and property is divvied out fairly, but what ...
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Single? Childless? You Still Need an Estate Plan

These days people are living single more than ever before. Whether you never married, divorced, or are widowed, singles still need to plan their estate for after they pass. If anything, it is more ...
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Planning For Your Special Needs Loved One

If there is someone in your life who needs your care and protection, you want that care and protection to continue after your death. Each individual's situation is different, so special knowledge ...
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Wealth Transfer: Minimize Estate Taxes By Taking Prudent Steps Now

Trillions of dollars will fall into the hands of heirs in the next three decades as high net worth individuals retire. Responsible parents and grandparents minimize estate taxes by taking prudent ...
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3 Ways to Protect Your Estate Plan in Home Health Care

If you have ever looked into home health care, you know how costly it can be. According to the AARP, home health care can cost upwards of $69,000 each year if you live in a metropolitan area. Planning ...
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3 Reasons to Review Your Estate Plan Before You Travel

If you have a trip lingering in the horizon, you probably already know that there is a lot you need to do before you leave. You may have created a to-do list that includes everything from watering the ...
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Lending Money as an Estate Planning Tool - Is it Right for You?

Is your high net worth contributing to your estate planning anxiety? The Law Offices of James C. Shields can help you to explore the options available to avoid the loss of your hard-earned money to ...
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5 Additional Steps to Develop and Implement an Effective Estate Plan

Once you have completed the initial stages of planning, there are several additional steps you can take to ensure that you develop and implement an effective estate plan. The hard part may be out of ...
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Estate Planning: How To Create A Strategy For Passing On Your IRA

The estate planning process involves many tasks, including deciding how you will pass down your assets. With the available options and tax laws, it can be challenging to choose the best route to take. ...
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How to Prepare For Your First Estate Planning Meeting

Few things strike a chill in an adult’s heart like the prospect of planning their estate. Of all of life’s milestones -- college, buying house, getting married, having that first child -- ...
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Give the Gift of Inheritances Through Estate Planning

The underlying message of any holiday season gift is that we care about the person receiving it and we want them to be happy and healthy. This just so happens to be the same message behind estate ...
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Your Essential Estate Planning Checklist

Intimidated by estate planning? You aren't the only one. In fact, many Americans put off estate planning because the entire process makes them nervous. If you are entering the planning phases of ...
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Why Advanced Funeral Planning Should Be Included in Your Estate Plan

When most people think of making an estate plan, they primarily consider protecting their home, real estate, and financial assets; some may even go as far as to make an advanced directive (formerly ...
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How Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients to Collect Bills?

When you or your family member finally decide that a nursing home is necessary you do your research, look for the best care and look for the right facilities. But you would never think to look at ...
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Mistakes to Avoid when Writing your Will

Everyone has a bucket list filled to the brim with life aspirations, such as exercising every day, eating healthier, starting a new hobby and repainting your kitchen walls. What's probably first ...
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Alzheimer's May Be Transmissible -- What Does This Mean For Your Estate?

Upon hearing the news that Alzheimer's may be transmissible, it is likely that your first thought is your own health. You may not be thinking about the financial implications regarding your ...
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4 Smart Estate Planning Tips to Avoid Probate

There are plenty of reasons you want to create a stellar estate plan, and one of those is so that you can avoid probate. Probate is the process of distributing assets and settling issues of the will. ...
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Seven More Estate Planning Myths You Need to Know

If you have been thinking about planning your estate, you may have spoken to friends and family about it already. In this case, you have probably heard plenty of estate planning myths. Getting the ...
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