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The SECURE Act: Changes for Retirement Accounts

The SECURE Act emerged from Congress in 2019 with overwhelming bipartisan support. An acronym for Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement, the SECURE Act represents the largest retirement reform for Americans in more than a decade. And it poses …

Three Reasons You Need an Attorney for Your Will

Nearly half of American adults over the age of 55 do not have a will, according to a 2019 study by Merrill Lynch. These stories make headlines when a public figure such as Aretha Franklin, Prince or Kurt Cobain passes …

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Hiring a Corporate Trustee Vs. Naming a Loved One

Choosing a trustee is a lot like choosing the leader of a company you will not be around to supervise. Obviously this is a big and very important decision. As the name implies, a trustee should be someone you trust. …

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The Importance of Selecting a Power of Attorney

For many, the names Christine Busalacchi, Nancy Cruzan and Terri Schiavo evoke the memory of national news coverage regarding right to die cases – and the heart-wrenching life decisions that family members had to make on their behalf. Contentious legal …

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The Top 5 Benefits of Receiving a Heritage Trust

Parents may choose to leave an inheritance to help fulfill the hopes and dreams they have for their child[ren]. While there are many legal options available to accomplish this goal, one common solution is to set up a Heritage Trust. …

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8 Legal Steps to Take When a Loved One Passes Away

The loss of a loved one can be overwhelming in every imaginable way – emotionally, psychologically, financially or otherwise. For surviving family members, their grief is often accompanied with a general sense of being overwhelmed by the tasks that lie …

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