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How to Make Changes to Your Will
June 3, 2021

How to Make Changes to Your Will

As life circumstances change (births, marriages, divorces, and deaths), it may become necessary to make changes to your will.  If an estate plan is not kept up-to-date, it can become useless. The best way to make changes is either through…

Reasons to have a Will
January 6, 2021

Five Reasons to Have a Will

Your will is a legally-binding statement directing who will receive your property at your death. It also appoints a legal representative to carry out your wishes. However, the will covers only probate property. (Probate is the court process by which…

DIY Estate Planning
November 12, 2020

The Hazards of Do-it-Yourself Estate Planning

Many websites offer customized, do-it-yourself wills and other DIY estate planning documents.  Although such products are convenient, using them could create serious and expensive legal problems for heirs. These digital services appear to offer a cost-effective and easy alternative to visiting…

Revocable Trust funding
November 5, 2020

Don’t Forget to Fund Your Revocable Trust

Revocable trusts are a very popular and useful estate planning tool. But the trust will be ineffective if you do not actually place your assets in the trust. Revocable trusts are an effective way to avoid probate and provide for…

estate planning for single people
October 22, 2020

Single? You Still Need an Estate Plan

Many people believe that if they are single, they don't need a will or other estate planning documents. But estate planning for single people is just as important as it is for couples and families. Estate planning allows you to ensure…

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