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What Does My Estate Plan Look Like after Divorce?

Some marriages end in noise and pain. Other marriages drift away quietly with the signing of documents and only a hint of acrimony.

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What Should I Know about Beneficiaries?

Whenever you open a financial account, you?re almost always asked to name a beneficiary. Simply stated, a beneficiary of the account is someone who is entitled to the benefits of the account, typically, on the death of the account holder. If you?ve purchased life insurance, for example, you name a beneficiary, who receives the benefits of the policy when you pass.

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What Do I Need to Know about a Family Trust?

A trust can be used to manage estate taxes, shelter assets from creditors and pass on wealth to future generations. A family trust is a specific type of trust that families can use to create a financial legacy for years to come. There are several benefits to creating one, although not every family necessarily needs one. If you?re curious about where this type of trust might fit into your family?s estate plan, here?s what you need to know.

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How Do I Start My Estate Plan?

Estate planning design and implementation is not only complex but can be highly emotional. Therefore, it?s important to have a basic understanding of the estate planning process, before approaching a professional.

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Should I Give My Kids the House Now or Leave It to Them in My Estate Plan?

Adding an adult child to your house deed, or giving them the home outright, might seem like a smart thing to do. It usually isn?t.

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Estate Planning Review Recommendations in the Pandemic

Many people are taking this time at home during the COVID-19 crisis to update their estate plan. Here are six critical estate plan components you should focus on, in light of the current pandemic.

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