The importance of planning ahead for long-term care

The need for long-term care should be considered during the estate planning process. Recent statistics show that an estimated 60 percent of Americans will need long-term care at some point in their lives. Long-term care is becoming more common as our population ages and life spans lengthen. This is because many people of advanced age […]

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Estate planning in the electronic age: protecting your digital assets

Take a moment to think about your digital footprint. Do you have accounts on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest? What about business networks like those established by industry groups, alumni associations or on LinkedIn? Do you have online access to pay your credit cards, utilities, mortgage, car payments, student loans or other debts? […]

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Due care can help you avoid common estate planning mistakes

Many people avoid estate planning so they don’t have to think about the issue of their own deaths. However, much like taxes, death is inevitable. By understanding our own mortality – and taking steps now to plan ahead – we can protect both our loved ones and our assets after we are gone. Generally, something […]

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How does a will plan estate administration?

Wills are needed to plan for someone’s estate. Once someone dies, their estate can be administered according to the wishes that they have laid out in their will. This legal document can be useful to record your wishes so that your family and friends can know what you would have wanted for your assets and […]

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How do I administer my estate?

When individuals plan to administer their estate, they should take into account all aspects of their estate. All of their prized possessions and assets should be addressed so that when they pass their loved ones know what to do with their assets. These individuals have the ability to use different options to plan for estate […]

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What is included in a will?

Estate administration is something that individuals should plan for during their lifetime. The loved ones of deceased individuals can understand what their wishes would have been through a will. With a will in place, it provides outlines for what the person would want for their estate. It states who their assets should go to. These […]

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