Estate Plan Horror Stories!

I love October, I love fall, I love Halloween! In that vain, I’ve put together a few estate planning horror stories! The telling of the stories is light hearted, but these unfortunate situations happen all the time!

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Protecting Your Children’s Future

Estate Planning for Moms and Dads Imagine this scenario:  You and your spouse are all packed and ready to celebrate your anniversary on a dream trip to Greece.  You’ve thought of everything: the perfect itinerary is planned, passports renewed, and you arranged for your in-laws to watch the kids while you are away with detailed…

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The Five Essential Components of Every Estate Plan

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Many people assume that a will is all that is needed when it comes to estate planning.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  A good estate plan should be designed to avoid probate court, save on taxes, protect your assets, and appoint someone to make medical and financial decisions for you if you become…

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Common Estate Planning Mistakes

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Estate Planning can be one of those big daunting tasks that you put off. It can feel overwhelming and you may question whether its worth it. First let me tell you, it is definitely worth it. When my brother passed away unexpectedly in 2001, through our grief, pain, and shock, my parents and I were…

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After having just survived the stress and emotional turmoil that even the most amicable of divorces can bring, estate planning may be the last thing your to-do list. However, there is no time more critical than now to update or create an estate plan. If you leave everything as it is or forget to create an estate plan altogether, your ex-spouse could receive some or all of your assets when you die. The only way to completely control your assets is to update your estate plan regularly to account for any changes in your life.

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