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4 reasons to hire an attorney when drafting your will

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While there are plenty of online resources for creating a will, it’s not ideal to go the DIY route as you may end up making costly mistakes. Instead, it’s wise to hire an estate planning attorney as they have the experience and knowledge required to draft a will that addresses your needs. Here are four…
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What is a Medicaid Spend Down?

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This is a financial strategy that people use to qualify for Medicaid when their income is too high. Since Medicaid helps with medical costs for people with limited income, you have to spend down your income to be eligible for the program. However, the rules, restrictions, and requirements of a Medicaid Spend Down can be…
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Do I need a will?

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A will ensures your assets and property are distributed how you want them to be. Without a will, your assets will be seized and distributed by the government. A will might be a good idea if: You are married – If you do not want your spouse to receive all your assets, a will is…
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How to set up a trust

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Many people like the idea of setting up a trust but simply don’t know where to begin. Broadly speaking, these are the steps you’ll need to take to establish a trust: Decide what you want the trust for (this will determine the type of trust you choose) Seek out qualified advice Register the trust with…
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4 end-of-life documents you need to have

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Do you want to plan for your end-of-life? As dreary as it sounds, end-of-life planning is a great way to ensure your wishes are carried out. To get started, here are four documents you must have. Last will and testament Living will Power of attorney for healthcare Durable power of attorney However, it’s essential to…
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Are trusts only for the wealthy?

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Many people think that trusts are only used by highly wealthy people. Although uber-wealthy folks certainly use trusts, many others may find them beneficial as well. Indeed, many working folks will find great utility in establishing trust. One of the principal benefits of many trusts is to manage spending and protect beneficiaries from poor decisions…
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End-of-life planning mistakes to avoid

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Planning for your end-of-life ensures you have a greater quality of life and that your wishes are respected. Also, it ensures your loved ones have fewer disputes about your plans, whether it’s distributing your assets or making funeral arrangements when you pass on. However, when doing your end-of-life planning, here are some mistakes you should…
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3 reasons why you need a special needs trust

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A special needs trust is a great option for individuals who want to financially provide for their loved ones with disabilities. Here are three reasons why establishing a special needs trust is important. It allows you to choose someone to serve as a trustee when your loved one is incapable of managing finances. It protects…
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Legal term explanations for trusts

Becoming older – and wiser

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As the years pass, planning for the future, which may well not have held much interest for a younger – maybe more carefree – you, comes into a sharper focus. If this might be you, have you considered some or all of the following: Creating a valid will – and perhaps, a living will Planning…
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