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Is A Will Synonymous With An Estate Plan?
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Is A Will Synonymous With An Estate Plan?

While a will is often part of an estate plan, an estate plan covers much more ground.

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What You Should Know about a Do-Not-Resuscitate Order or DNR
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What You Should Know about a Do-Not-Resuscitate Order or DNR

If you are admitted to a hospital for even minor procedures, there is a good chance you will be asked to read and consider signing a do-not-resuscitate order.

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Estate Planning for Special Needs Children
Estate Planning

Estate Planning for Special Needs Children

It takes a special parent to care for a child with special needs. These parents’ greatest financial concern is typically ensuring that their children are cared for when they can no longer do so.

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Is My Will Void If I Get Divorced?
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Is My Will Void If I Get Divorced?

Major changes in your life—such as marriage, having a baby, moving out of state, or divorce—should prompt a revisit to your current will. It is important to revise your will at these times, in order to ensure your estate planning is up to date.

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Safe Deposit Box Do's and Don'ts
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Safe Deposit Box Do’s and Don’ts

Locking up certain important documents and valuables in a bank vault could turn into a headache for you or your heirs.

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Can a Heart Attack Be Silent?
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Can a Heart Attack Be Silent?

Despite its depiction in the movies, a heart attack doesn’t always produce pain or pressure so intense it causes a person to clutch their chest and collapse to the floor. Most people who have a heart attack experience a much less dramatic version. Some have no symptoms at all — or symptoms that are so subtle they’re mistaken for something else entirely.

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Inheritances That Can Be Headaches
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Inheritances That Can Be Headaches

If you’re planning an inheritance, be careful about leaving these assets to a loved one. They may create more trouble than they’re worth.

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Gift-Tax Exemptions: IRS versus Medicaid
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Gift-Tax Exemptions: IRS versus Medicaid

Most people have heard that each individual is allowed to gift $15,000 per year to another person without paying a gift tax. However, exactly what the gift tax is, and the consequences of going beyond $15,000, are less clear.

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Estate Planning When Stepchildren Are Involved
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Estate Planning When Stepchildren Are Involved

Do my husband’s minor children from a prior marriage have any rights to any marital assets acquired during our marriage in the event he dies before me?

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Estate Planning When Stepchildren Are Involved
Estate Planning

Five Things to Consider in Estate Planning

As you’re making your estate plan, you’ll want to carefully consider everything. This means it may take a while to complete your plan. Here are five things to watch out for along the way.

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