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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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Your Digital Footprint After Passing

One factor that has come to light within the last several years when estate planning is what will happen to your digital footprint upon your passing. Nearly everyone, young and old, is on social media or has an email account. One of the important things to consider when you begin planning your estate is regarding […]

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Important information for beneficiaries in California

When an individual is named a beneficiary of someone else’s estate in California, they may not exactly be sure of much other than they are inheriting something. Sometimes, beneficiaries are very young children and aren’t actually aware of what a beneficiary is. If you have been named a beneficiary, you may want to consult with […]

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What are the benefits of a trust?

Wills and trusts work to secure one’s legacy and provide for the beneficiaries of an estate. It is important to consider one’s options when preparing for the future of an estate. Wills and trusts are testamentary documents that allow the testator to declare his or her wishes. While creating a will is the foundation, a […]

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