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Surprising Statistic On Who Has No Will
Estate Planning

Surprising Statistic On Who Has No Will

Among those who do not have an estate plan, 63% said that they have considered creating one in the past and 46% said they do not know how to start.

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Should You have a Pour-Over Will?
Estate Planning

Should You have a Pour-Over Will?

What is a pour-over will?

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How to Know If a Last Will Is Invalid
Estate Planning

How to Know If a Last Will Is Invalid

When considering whether to contest a decedent’s Last Will and Testament, an individual should consider whether red flags might be present which may point to a successful basis to challenge a disputed Will.

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Can I Protect My Inheritance from Divorce?
Estate Planning

Can I Protect My Inheritance from Divorce?

Your dad bequeathed you a generous sum of money on his passing. Those gifted and inherited assets, in many instances, will be considered ‘separate property,’ not marital property. That might mean that they might not be subject to division, if you divorce. However, perhaps you want to backstop that hoped for result to make the protection more likely to stick if your marriage doesn’t work out.

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What Are Non-Probate Assets?
Estate Planning

What Are Non-Probate Assets?

In presentations regarding essential actions individuals should take regarding inheritance, emphasis is usually placed on drafting a will. This leaves unanswered what happens to assets that do not pass by will —so called non-probate assets.

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Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance
Elder Law

Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-term care insurance covers expensive nursing care needs. However, is it a good investment? Here’s what experts say about what you should take into account.

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What Do You Need to Know about Wills?
Estate Planning

What Do You Need to Know about Wills?

If you die without a will, you die “intestate.” Your assets will be distributed according to your state’s law. That could result in a distribution you didn’t intend.

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Estrogen's Connection To Women's Dementia
Estate Planning

Estrogen’s Connection to Women’s Dementia

Motherhood and a later menopause could reduce the risk of women developing dementia.

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What Goes Into An Estate Plan?
Estate Planning

What Goes Into An Estate Plan?

Unfortunately, death doesn’t just happen to other people. We should all get our affairs in order, so that our loved ones can focus on grieving and moving on once we pass.

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Special Needs Planning Mistakes
Estate Planning

Special Needs Planning Mistakes

Estate planning should always be customized to each individual creating a plan. This is particularly important when planning for beneficiaries with disabilities.

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