The Importance of Trusts

Do I need a trust if I have a will? Wills and trusts are two of the most important estate planning tools. It is a common misconception that if you make a will, your estate plan is complete. In reality, wills and trusts are two unique estate planning tools, with one not able to replace…

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How To Choose An Estate Planning Lawyer

The do-it-yourself, or DIY, mentality is a common concept for people to save time, money and resources. More and more people know exactly what they want and would rather do it themselves instead of paying an outside contractor to try to get it as close to their vision as possible. Is the same true for…

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Review Your Trust Today with the SECURE Act

How might the SECURE Act alter the setup of my trust? President Trump recently signed the Setting Every Community Up For Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. This sweeping piece of legislation will bring about the most significant changes that the field of retirement law has seen in the past 13 years. One critical portion of the…

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Saving for Your Special Needs Child with a Trust

What are the benefits of using a trust to save funds for my special needs child? For the parents of special needs children, worries for the future abound. Having a child with special needs presents many challenges, not the least of which are financial. The current American healthcare system leaves many families with special needs…

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Focusing on Your Estate Plan in 2020

Why should making an estate plan be a part of your New Year’s resolution? As you kick off the New Year and step into a whole new decade, now is an ideal time to address the issue of estate planning. Creating an estate plan is critical to the protection of your hard-earned assets, your health,…

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