A living trust can be an attractive option, allowing for the transfer of asset ownership while maintaining the ability to use the assets as you normally would
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With careful pre-planning, you can anticipate and head off potential estate problems.
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How do we put my mother's real estate in mine and my siblings’ names in a way that keeps it in the immediate family?
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I am in my 50s and engaged to be married this year.
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By the time some single or divorced people reach age 50 or 60, they’ve sworn off marriage, even if they’re in a committed relationship.
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Chances are at some point in your life, you'll need a lawyer. It is the nature of the complex world we live in that sometimes we need the guidance of an attorney to protect our interests. Whatever the reason, you want to make sure you get the caliber of representation you deserve.
Revising Your Estate Plan During and After Divorce
You are separated. Is this the time to change beneficiaries on life insurance and your retirement accounts?
Q&A: Can I do estate planning without an attorney?
My spouse and I have resolved to get our estate planning started this year. I have some friends who did it on their own, and I’m wondering if I can too or if I should use a lawyer.
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Whether 80 or 18, every adult should have at least one or two documents.
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Is a handwritten will legally binding?
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Attorney Katelyn Doyle recommends using a percentage rather than a dollar amount in your will.
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While death is not a favorite dinnertime conversation, it’s crucial to set aside time to talk with those you have designated to manage your estate when you’re gone.
Estate planning for parents: should the guardian and the trustee be the same person
My husband and I just had a baby and are doing our first will.
Quick guide to types of trusts
Trusts fall into two basic categories: living trusts and testamentary trusts. This infographic offers a quick guide to the most common types of trusts.
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While most people appreciate the need for a will in an estate plan, trusts are less widely understood.
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Steve Doyle demonstrates he's a true family man
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