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Within the pages of our law blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to estate planning, probate law, corporate formations, trusts, asset protection, special needs planing and elder law.

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Important decisions to make when estate planning

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Estate planning is often a hard topic for some people to think about. It can give them anxiety and stress to think about their own passing. Not planning at all, however, can have severe consequences. What about your loved ones? Who’s going to be the one in charge? The best thing for your family’s well-being…
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Why estate planning is essential when you have children

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Parents often worry about what happens after they predecease their children. Because we don’t know how long we have with our children, it’s important to make sure that they are cared for. It is likely that your child will outlive you, and because of this, it is essential that you work with an estate planning…
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Why a guardianship might be created

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It’s the devastating situation that so many people might have to face but would never want to. With an increasingly aged population, many families will reach a time where a beloved parent, grandparent, or another relative, is increasingly incapacitated. This might simply be because of their advanced age, but equally mental or physical disabilities and…
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Quick legal term explanations: what exactly is a trust?

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There are many legal terms that it’s easy to assume everyone appreciates the meaning of. This is not always so. For example, when lawyers use the term ‘trust’ it’s not unknown for a client’s eyes to glaze over slightly! So, here’s what is meant by this term… A trust is a fiduciary relationship involving two…
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Can I manage my own estate planning?

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When it comes to estate planning, it’s tempting to rush through the process, seek the most convenient forms online and attempt to handle the process without the help of an estate planning attorney. But just because you can potentially plan your estate DIY-style does not mean that you should. Estate planning is the process of…
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Why you should have an advanced healthcare directive

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You want your family to make the right choice, the choice you want if you’re not able to, right? If you get sick and are not coherent, who will decide what to do? An advance directive is a good option to keep in mind before that inevitable moment happens. As your health declines and new…
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3 estate planning must haves

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Estate planning is so important for you and your loved ones, to make certain that your assets are transferred seamlessly to your heirs upon your death. Let’s look at 3 must haves: Wills and trusts: A will or trust should be the main component of every estate plan, even if you don’t have considerable assets.…
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When is the perfect time to begin estate planning?

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The answer is right now. Not to sound morbid or grim, but life in general is unpredictable. And yours can end at any moment. In your final moments, wouldn’t you want to know that your family is taken care of long after you’re gone? We must all come to grips with our mortality. The thought…
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Planning your estate as a Baby Boomer

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Managing the passing of your parents as a Baby Boomer means facing unique circumstances. Boomers are expected to inherit over $8 trillion, according to Boston College researcher estimates, thanks to the frugality of their parents’ generation. Considering your own estate planning needs and wants can help with processing the overwhelming emotions accompanying the passing of…
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What is an estate planning attorney?

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An estate planning attorney helps maintain their clients’ estate after they die or if they become mentally or physically incapacitated. A seasoned attorney seeks to understand and execute their wishes. Estate planning involves far more than the reading and execution of the last will and testament. It includes other duties such as drafting a living…
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