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Archive for Estate Planning

What a Will’s Executor Is – and Who it S…

If you’ve never heard of the term “will executor” before, it might sound like a scary position to hold. And it can be. Being the executor to someone’s will means that you’re someone...

How to Set Up a Living Trust — Starting Today

A living trust can be one of the most valuable legal entities you ever create. Why? Because it gives you a large degree of control over your own estate. But let’s back up...

How to Pass More Money to Your Loved Ones

If it’s taken you a lifetime to build up a nest egg that can help you retire comfortably and provide for the future well-being of your family, then it only follows logically that...

The Secret to Avoiding Fights Over Inheritance

It’s the last legacy you want to leave behind: a fight over your estate. And for a family that’s dealing with the grief of a lost loved one, these arguments can tear relationships...

What You Need to Know About Power of Attorney

It’s one of the most powerful legal moves you can make, and yet not many people are aware of it. What is it? Well, when you consider the fact that it allows someone...

How To Use Trusts to Avoid Estate Taxes

In modern parlance, a “trust” has the connotation of extreme wealth, of an upper-crust legal refinement that most people in the middle-class wouldn’t be able to enjoy. But in reality, a legal trust...

Ten Ways to Legally Reduce Your Estate Tax Burden

The estate tax is often a tax many people don’t worry about – that is, until they finally sit down and try to figure out how much they’ll be leaving behind. The federal...

What Most Americans Don’t Know About Estate Pl…

In America, our culture can often be described as “impatient.” A flight that’s delayed ten minutes can feel like a lifetime of waiting. A text message that takes ten seconds longer to send...

A Guide to Differences Between Wills and Living Will…

Let’s be honest: when it comes to estate planning, a lot of people prefer the bliss of ignorance to the bliss of wisdom. Wills, to them, are complicated things, reminders of our own...

How to Choose the Right Executor for Your Will

What is one of the most valuable social resources? Simple: trust. When you trust someone implicitly, it gives you an ally – someone who can take care of you when you’re sick or...