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Do College Kids Need Estate Planning?
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Do College Kids Need Estate Planning?

As a legal adult after attaining the age of 18, your child should have in place several legal documents that will allow you to provide support and obtain information, if something unexpected happens to your child.

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Can My Power of Attorney Change My Will?
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Can My Power of Attorney Change My Will?

Power of attorney is one of the most important legal forms for estate and elder care planning. Along with wills and trust documents, it is a critical document for arranging one’s affairs.

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Is It Important to Have a Power of Attorney?
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Is It Important to Have a Power of Attorney?

While we are alive, we can clearly make our own decisions. Unfortunately, one day you may find yourself in a situation where you cannot make your own decisions. Such situations occur most often in accidents, illnesses (physical or mental) and simple aging situations.

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Is It Wise To Write Your Own Will?
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Is It Wise To Write Your Own Will?

An online form or a DIY will kit may be a more cost-effective option. However, hiring a lawyer could save you money in the future.

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Tax Filing Advice When A Spouse Dies
Estate Planning

Tax Filing Advice When A Spouse Dies

About 1.5 million Americans become widows and widowers in a normal year, but the pandemic has boosted that significantly. The National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University estimates that about 380,000 of more than 700,000 people in the U.S. who have died from Covid were married.

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What a Will Won't Accomplish
Estate Planning

What a Will Won’t Accomplish

That last will and testament you have tucked away? It may not be the last word on what happens to your stuff after you are gone. Instead, that legal document’s directives for doling out your wealth may be overruled by other paperwork and relevant laws.

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The Biggest Blunders in Retirement
Estate Planning

The Biggest Blunders in Retirement

You’ve done your homework, and now you’ve got this retirement stuff all figured out. Savings socked away. Debts paid off. A plan in place to transition from work to leisure. However, some retirement mistakes operate under the radar.

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Planning for Retirement with a Special Needs Child
Estate Planning

Planning for Retirement with a Special Needs Child

As parents of children with special needs age, they should revisit the decisions they made—sometimes many years ago—regarding guardianship, beneficiarie, and other aspects of their child’s care.

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Should You Put Your House in Your Child’s Name?
Estate Planning

Should You Put Your House in Your Child’s Name?

In a nutshell, it might be better for your mom to put the home in a living trust that allows her to control the home while she is alive and allows you to inherit the home through the trust upon her death.

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Earnings Limits for Disability Retirees
Estate Planning

Backlog in VA Claims

Veterans Affairs leaders are bringing on more than 2,000 claims processors to deal with an expected spike in overdue cases that could push the department’s claims backlog to its highest level in seven years.

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