Category: Estate Planning

Estate Planning with Step Families

Four of every ten Americans have at least one step-relative in their family – either a stepparent, a step or half sibling or a stepchild — according to the Pew Research Center. The National Center for Family and Marriage Research estimates that about one-third of all weddings in America create

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Two Ways To Contest A Will

There are two ways to contest a will, a Caveat Prior to Probate Decree, and an Appeal from Probate Decree Caveat Prior to Probate Decree A will contestant may initiate attack on a Will by filing a caveat with the Register of Wills. This must be done before the probate.

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6 important steps to business continuation planning

There will come a point where every business owner will want to retire from their business. Other times, the owner may not be able to leave voluntarily, but instead be forced to do so due to incapacity or death. Inthese instances, the loss of such and individual can wreak havoc

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What is the Nature of a Trust?

Trusts are useful for many purposes, including avoiding probate, reducing or eliminating federal estate taxes, and managing property for a beneficiary when direct ownership by the beneficiary is not desired. Trusts also can be very useful for asset protection if the creditors of the beneficiary are prevented from reaching trust

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What is an Advanced Health Care Directive?

An Advanced Health Directive is a written document which provides special directions to your agent as to whether or not you wish to have limitations placed on your health care options. Essentially, you are laying out under what circumstances medical care will be provided to your person if you become

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Reasons to Designate a General Power of Attorney

A Durable Power of Attorney is a formal written document whereby an individual (called a “principal”) can designate a family member or some other trusted person (called an “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”) to have the power to act on his or her behalf. Through this document, the principal can share with

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What is the purpose of a Will?

A Will is a document by which a person (called a “testator”) can direct a person (called the “executor”) how to distribute the testator’s assets when he or she dies. The Will is used to carry out the intention of the testator as to who gets his or her assets

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