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Living Trust

ruling from the grave

Should You Rule From the Grave?

There are many stories of strange conditions in wills and trusts over time. For example, the German poet Heinrich ‘Henry’ Heine died in 1856 and left his estate to his wife, Matilda, on the condition that she remarry, so that ‘there will be at least one man to regret my death’.

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trusts work for regular folks

Trusts Work for Regular Folks

When you hear the word trust fund, you might think of wealthy kids a big chunk of cash on their 25th birthday. However, trust funds aren’t just for the rich. They are flexible tools to protect your loved ones.

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Estate Planning Lawyer

What Does an Estate Planning Lawyer Really Do?

Estate planning is a systematic process, which involves getting your personal and financial goals for the time you pass away or become mentally incapacitated. It is also known as a last will, and almost everyone does this planning for their family.

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trust beneficiary pays income taxes

Does a Trust Beneficiary Pay Income Taxes?

Beneficiaries of a trust typically pay taxes on the distributions they receive from the trust’s income rather than the trust itself paying the tax. However, such beneficiaries are not subject to taxes on distributions from the trust’s principal.

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planning for digital assets

Sharing Legal Documents and Passwords

Safe and shareable password storage is vital in today’s computerized world. The old solution–writing down passwords on paper set next to your keyboard–is not safe, not adequate, and not shareable.

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