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Does a Trust Protect You From a Lawsuit?
Estate Planning

How Does a Will Work after Death?

Every estate plan should include three essential documents: a durable general power of attorney, a healthcare power of attorney and a last will and testament. Of the three essential estate planning documents, the will is the only document that is used after death.

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Does a Trust Protect You From a Lawsuit?
Probate

How Does Probate Work?

There is a general understanding that every adult should have a last will and testament. However, for most people, exactly how that will is used remains a mystery.

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Understanding Probate
Estate Planning

Understanding Probate

A will is a legal document that spells out the distribution of your assets and how your children will be cared for at your death. Probate is a process used to prove a decedent’s will is valid and to supervise the handling of their estate.

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Disney Grandson's Inheritance Woes
Estate Planning

Disney Grandson’s Inheritance Woes

An appellate judge dubs probate court ‘the Unhappiest Place on Earth,’ as Disney heir Bradford Lund has lost an appeal stemming from his fight to claim his fortune.

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Is It Better to Inherit Stock or Cash?
Estate Planning

Beneficiary on a Bank Account vs. on the Will

Beneficiaries, in general, are people or entities that the holder of an account designates to receive the assets in the account, typically, in the event of the account holder’s death.

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Medicare Considerations When You Are Still Working
Estate Planning

Do’s and Don’ts of a Will

In general, a last will and testament is an easy and straightforward way to state who gets what when you die and name a guardian for your minor children.

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Clearing Up Probate Confusion
Estate Planning

Clearing Up Probate Confusion

For most of us, the first time we ever thought about probating a will is when someone in our family has died. So, what does it mean to probate a will?

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What is not Covered by a Will?
Estate Planning

What is not Covered by a Will?

While a will is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have, there are things that a will won’t cover.

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Who Should I Name as Trustee?
Probate

Steps to Take After Someone Dies

While the tasks of dealing with an estate after someone passes may be simple administration, the work associated with it is often quite complicated.

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No Kids? What Happens to My Estate?
Estate Planning

How Probate Works

Although there is considerable legal information and misinformation, it is generally understood that a last will and testament is the device used to distribute property after death. However, the why, how and when are less familiar.

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