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Web MD vs. A Doctor

Web MD vs. A Doctor Web MD and doctors? What does that have to do with estate planning? Interestingly enough, there are a lot of …

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Start Ahead and Stay Ahead: Estate Planning Done the Right Way

Start Ahead and Stay Ahead:Estate Planning Done the Right Way Start Ahead and Stay Ahead:Estate Planning Done the Right Way Start Ahead & Stay Ahead: …

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When Should You Update Your Estate Plan?

Having a complete estate plan is one of the best ways to secure your family’s future. However, most people believe you can “set it and forget it” with estate planning. This is completely wrong! Your life changes, and your plan should reflect those changes.

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One Meeting Can Save You Time And Money

One Meeting Can Save You Time And Money We’ve all been there. We’ve tried to build or fix something ourselves in an attempt to save …

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5 Ways to Invest in Your Family’s Future Today

5 Ways to Invest in Your Family’s Future Today For those of us with families, we all want the best future possible for them. We …

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How to Nominate a Guardian for Your Children

How to Nominate a Guardian for Your Children Most of us do not want to think about a world in which we are not there …

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A Few Documents vs. A Plan

A Few Documents vs. A Plan To a certain extent, everyone knows they should “get a will.” Some people go even further and say, “I …

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Living Trust or Living Nightmare?

Living trusts can be an excellent tool that you can use to secure your family’s future. When used properly, they can prevent your assets from going through probate, thus eliminating time and expense for your loved ones. When used poorly, however, they can literally become a living nightmare for your family.

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4 Ways to Secure Your Family’s Future-Newlyweds Edition ​

4 Ways to Secure Your Family’s Future-Newlyweds Edition Getting married is one of the best things that will ever happen in your life. The opportunity …

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64% of Americans with Minor Children Do Not Have a Plan to Secure Their Future

64% of Americans with Minor Children Do Not Have a Plan to Secure Their Future Children are truly a gift from God. Whether you have …

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Does Price Matter In Estate Planning?

Does Price Matter In Estate Planning? I will be the first to tell you that cost should not be the top priority when looking for …

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How to Provide for Irresponsible Beneficiaries: Testamentary Trusts

How to Provide for Irresponsible Beneficiaries: Testamentary Trusts Most of us want our wealth to provide for our loved ones after we die; however, problems …

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Should I have a Living Trust?

Should I have a Living Trust? In my last post, I briefly discussed what probate entails and how it can be costly, time-consuming, and stressful. …

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Do I Need to Probate My Loved One’s Estate?

Do I Need to Probate My Loved One’s Estate? The passing of a loved one is painful. After the funeral and memorial services, one of …

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Your Number One Estate Planning Tool – The Will

Wills In my last post, I discussed intestate succession and why we should avoid it. This week, I will discuss the most basic way to …

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Intestate Succession

Intestate Succession The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us just how much control the government can have over our lives (whether constitutional or not). While most …

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Financial Powers of Attorney

Financial Powers of Attorney In my last post, I discussed both Healthcare Powers of Attorney and Advanced Healthcare Directives. These two documents allow you to …

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Healthcare Powers of Attorney and Advanced Healthcare Directives

Healthcare Powers of Attorney and Advanced Directives In my most recent post, I gave a high-level overview of estate planning. This post is the first …

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Estate Planning Basics – An Overview of the Parts of an Estate Plan

Estate Planning Basics – An Overview of the Parts of an Estate Plan If you read my last post, you know that everyone needs an …

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Estate Planning – Why I Practice Estate Planning Law

Estate Planning – Why I Practice Estate Planning Law There are a ton of different practice areas in the law field. Attorneys can practice criminal …

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