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Handling probate

What Is Involved In Handling Probate?

Although there is considerable legal information and misinformation, it is generally understood that a last will and testament is the device used to distribute property after death. However, the why, how and when are less familiar.

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Four Estate Planning Myths To Debunk

While thinking about legacy planning can be unpleasant because it involves discussions about incapacity or mortality, it’s an important aspect of good financial planning that shouldn’t be ignored.

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How to Pick Your Executor

One of the biggest challenges that clients encounter during the process is deciding who to appoint as their trustees, powers of attorney, health care surrogates and executors.

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What To Do When a Spouse Dies?

It’s easy to overlook an important task after a spouse or other loved one passes away – like retitling assets. It’s a little thing with big ramifications. Follow this checklist to help make a challenging time less confusing.

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Estate Planning for Living

Does a person need a Power of Attorney document if that person already has a Last Will and Testament (‘Will’)? It is a critical piece of the planning puzzle.

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How Do I Store Estate Planning Documents?

A common dilemma that families face upon the incapacity or death of a loved one is locating estate planning documents. While preparing the documents are the most important step, that is irrelevant if the documents are lost when they most need to be used.

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