The Essentials of Estate Planning

What areas should my estate plan cover? Estate plans have an important purpose: to protect your assets and your family in the event of your incapacity or death. Though not pleasant to think about, creating a comprehensive plan to manage unpredictable future occurrences is a gift for those you love. Not only will it keep…

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Planning for the Needs of Disabled Children

If your child has a disability, you are not alone. According to the US Census Bureau, more than three million children (4.3% of the under-18 population) in the country had a disability in 2019, which is up 0.4% higher since 2008. Medical care and long term treatment can be terrifically expensive. One way to ensure…

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How Is Property Transferred at Death?

What happens to your property after you die? Well, that really depends on what plans, or lack thereof, you have in place for it. Without any planning, your property will be distributed to your heirs according to the state’s intestacy laws. To die intestate means to pass away without a will. Generally speaking, your property…

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I’m Not Rich. Do I Need an Estate Plan?

“Why would I estate plan if I don’t have anything of value?” You may have heard this as a common reason people give in regard to why they do not have an estate plan in place. Unfortunately, it is a common misconception that estate planning is only for the wealthy. This is a dangerous misconception…

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What Does It Mean to Die Intestate?

Is estate planning on your to-do list? Is it one of those things that keeps getting put off longer and longer because life always seems to get in the way? We get it. Life gets busy. It is also filled with unexpected happenings. This is, however, exactly one of the best reasons to move estate…

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What Is the Elective Share?

There are certain laws relating to estate planning that may not be widely known about but are, nonetheless important and can have big impacts on how an estate plan actually ends up playing out. Elective share laws are some such laws. Here, we will go into more detail about what an elective share actually is…

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