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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With a new year comes those recurring resolutions to exercise more and eat less, save more and spend less and so on. An important one that’s often overlooked, however, is reviewing your estate plan.
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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.
You are separated. Is this the time to change beneficiaries on life insurance and your retirement accounts?
Whether 80 or 18, every adult should have at least one or two documents.
At first glance, estate planning can seem like an unpleasant task, but it's important if you want to decide how your assets will be distributed.
You finally realized the importance of writing your will a few years ago and got it done. Whew. That's over with. Or is it?
Attorney Katelyn Doyle recommends using a percentage rather than a dollar amount in your will.
While most people appreciate the need for a will in an estate plan, trusts are less widely understood.
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.
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My husband and I just had a baby and are doing our first will.
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