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Estate Planning

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An estate plan is one of the most important legal documents you will create in your lifetime. Estate planning is for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you are single, married, divorced, remarried, have kids, adopted kids, or don’t have any kids. An estate plan outlines in detail your wishes in various areas of your life, [...]
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What is an Estate in Probate?

An estate in probate (or "probate estate", an alternative term used in a number of U.S. states) is defined as "all the assets a person owns at his or her death that are subject to probate administration.”    When a person dies, their last will and testament, or will, typically dictates how their assets are [...]
estate planning for parents
As a parent, can you skip a complicated subject like estate planning? Well, yes. But we won't advise that; not unless you want your loved ones to lose what you've worked hard for. A good attorney, however, can make it all seamless. We've laid some foundation on what estate planning is and the costs associated [...]
estate plan
Marriage is one life event that should make you say, “it’s time to think about our future.” One of the most important parts of that involves creating an estate plan. It's not an easy topic to talk about, but it is important for newlyweds to discuss -- especially if you have or are planning on [...]
Estate Planning Meeting
When it’s time to start preparing yourself and your family members for the future, it can become a little overwhelming at times. There are plenty of documents, discussions, and difficult conversations that occur while you’re planning your estate - so it’s only natural to prepare yourself accordingly. Prior to meeting with your estate planning attorney, [...]
estate planning questions
Deciding to settle your estate is a big decision, and throughout the process, you have to ask yourself a lot of tough questions, including things like: Who will be the executor of my will? Who will be my power of attorney? Who should be the beneficiaries of my will? Who should manage my trust and [...]
how much does estate planning cost
For most of us, planning for the future might include retirement plans, creating college funds, and other long term financial and life goals. While these are important plans to make, there is another type of planning that’s essential to the well being of your family and loved ones - estate planning.   In short, estate [...]
Health Care Power of Attorney
When you’re talking to your attorney, and beginning the process of estate planning, you hear a lot of new terms and read legal documents that you might not understand right away. One of the documents your lawyer should recommend completing is a Health Care Power of Attorney. If you’re unsure of their position and responsibilities [...]
Living Will
Having a living will, or advance health care directive, should be a major part of your estate planning. It’s an essential document that will preserve your wishes when you might not be able to share them.   To give you a little more background, a living will is a document that states your wishes in [...]
Writing a Will
Estate planning can be a difficult and sometimes painful process. Nobody likes to think about death, and planning what comes afterward is tough on the individual and their family. However, estate planning and writing a will can create a brighter future for the next generation, and minimize confusion and disagreements between families.     What [...]