The ABCs of RLTs

The ABCs of RLTs You may have heard of a revocable living trust (RLT), which is a commonly used estate planning solution. But what exactly are they, who is affected by them, how can they be changed, and what do they accomplish? What Are They? Trusts, which are legal entities that hold title to property […]

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Self-Care: 4 Ways to Show Yourself a Little Love

Self-Care: 4 Ways to Show Yourself a Little Love Summer is over. The kids are back in school, and it’s time to take a deep breath and spend some time taking care of yourself before the holidays arrive. Everyone needs to take steps to relax and minimize the effects of life’s everyday stresses. Here are […]

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What is an Advance Directive?

What is an Advance Directive? Kevin stands at the door of Winnie’s nursing home room, tears streaming down his face. The medical staff just finished inserted a feeding tube into Winnie – an act Kevin knew she didn’t want. Unfortunately, Winnie couldn’t express her wishes due to advanced dementia, and she had no legal documents […]

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Financial Powers of Attorney

Financial Powers of Attorney The wealth, property, and investments we accrue over a lifetime are often significant. While you have carefully managed your finances through the years, there may eventually come a time when you cannot handle such decisions. To plan for the likelihood that you are unable to manage your financial affairs, it’s important […]

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Will vs. Trust: Which is Right for You?

Will vs. Trust: Which is Right for You? When you sit down to create your estate plan, there are likely dozens of questions running through your mind. Who should get possession of your home? Who should run the family business? Will you create a college fund for your grandkids? What charity should you donate to? […]

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What to Bring to Your First Meeting with the Estate Planning Attorney

What to Bring to Your First Meeting with the Estate Planning Attorney If you are thinking about putting together an estate plan, it is important to consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in this area of law. Your initial meeting with an estate planning attorney is a good opportunity to discuss your […]

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Planning for Children with Special Needs

Planning for children with special needs Estate planning requires specialized planning when you have a child with special needs. Looking to the future as to how your child will be able to function in the world as they age is particularly tricky to assess. What is the child’s long term prognosis and what type of […]

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Saying “I Love You” With Your Estate Plan

Saying “I Love You” With Your Estate Plan While saying the words “I love you” is indeed romantic, you should know that putting together a well-crafted estate plan is a concrete way to care for your family in the long run. This is because doing so will help prevent your surviving family members from scrambling […]

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Seeing an Estate Planner? Three Key Questions to Ask

Seeing an Estate Planner? Three Key Questions to Ask Hiring an estate planner is an important decision as you are seeking advice on how to protect your loved ones once you are gone. For this reason, it is critical to hire an attorney with good knowledge of estate planning and how to use the tools […]

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