estate planning

February 2, 2023

Increasing Your Social Security Retirement Benefits

If you work more than 35 years, a higher earning year will cancel out a lower earning year in the SSA’s calculation….

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January 12, 2023

Avoid These Inheritance Mistakes

It is a good idea to talk with a financial advisor or an accountant before you spend any of your inheritance….

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January 5, 2023

Estate Planning Basics

You can also express your wishes for what type of medical care you want if you are severely ill or injured and unable to communicate….

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December 29, 2022

Unmarried Couples’ Estate Planning

For instance, your assets are not mutually inheritable without careful estate planning that includes a “living together contract.” …

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December 22, 2022

Creating a Will for Your Blended Family

Trying to be equitable among your heirs can be tricky, and relying on your spouse and children to work things out after you are gone is not a good plan….

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December 15, 2022

The Probate Process Without a Will

A recent survey finds that 59 percent of men and 72 percent of women do not have a will or estate plan….

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December 8, 2022

Make Your Estate Plan Conflict-Free

While you are younger and mentally fit, proactive planning can drastically reduce family conflict and infighting among your heirs….

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November 17, 2022

Comparing Elder Law and Estate Planning

Even though these two types of law are for different stages in life, they are often handled at the same time. …

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November 10, 2022

Why is an Executor Necessary?

Even though the decedent nominated you to be their executor, you will still need to be appointed to that role by their local probate court….

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November 3, 2022

Obtaining Guardianship for an Elderly Parent

If your parent did not prepare for this eventuality of requiring legally recognized help, you would not be allowed to create these documents once they are already mentally impaired….

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